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Re: GPL 2(b) HUH?


From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: GPL 2(b) HUH?
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 02:29:16 -0400
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In article <address@hidden>,
 Hyman Rosen <address@hidden> wrote:

> Barry Margolin wrote:
> > That's precisely the case I thought we were discussing.
>  > Did I misunderstand?
> 
> I believe that there are people who argue that even the
> standalone scheduler code must be licensed under the GPL.

If the scheduler was an independent work that someone found, and merged 
into the Linux kernel, I agree.

But if you write the new scheduler for the purpose of merging it into 
the Linux kernel, then the scheduler doesn't really have a license of 
its own.  You've simply created a derivative of the Linux kernel, and 
you're bound by its license, which is GPL.

-- 
Barry Margolin, address@hidden
Arlington, MA
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