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Re: [Qemu-devel] why is kqemu closed?

From: Sebastian Kaliszewski
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] why is kqemu closed?
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 17:17:42 +0200
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Auke Kok wrote:
no matter how you turn Linus' arguments, he doesn't like anything else than ports from windows driver objects linked, and I can really agree with that. Whatever the laywers say about it is moot - only judges listen to them and Open Source doesn't listen to laywers (in generally). Plenty of vendors are already backing up Open Source too, and not just with t-shirts and penguins.

The only thing important is what GPL says. And GPL is clear here. KQemu must be a derived work (i.e. include some source (even C headres) from kernel and/or be bound just to a Linux kernel) to be forced to go under GPL. But neither it includes any kernel headres nor it's Linux only -- the very same binary (object file) can be used with *BSD as well as Windows. So KQemu can be legally licenced under any licence Fabrice chooses.

Sebastian Kaliszewski

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