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

From: Paul Brook
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] why is kqemu closed?
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 16:36:22 +0100
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> 4. There is a slippery slope here - 

There's a slippery slope both ways. If you assume vital parts of your system 
are going to be closed source then why bother with open source at all. Just 
use Windows or HPUX.

> if Linux kernel policies can change 
> to force all kernel-space binding to be GPL (even though Linus decreed
> that this is not the case years ago), what's next?  Libraries that make
> kernel interface calls should be GPL rather than LGPL?  

Now you're talking total nonsense.

The GPL explicitly says that OS is exempt from the requirements placed on an 

"the source code distributed need not include
anything that is normally distributed (in either source or binary
form) with the major components (compiler, kernel, and so on) of the
operating system on which the executable runs, unless that component
itself accompanies the executable."


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