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Re: [Qemu-devel] QEMU License and proprietary hardware

From: Luke -Jr
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] QEMU License and proprietary hardware
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 10:18:01 -0500
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On Thursday 21 June 2007 17:33, M. Warner Losh wrote:
> The GPL only has as much force of law as copyright law gives it, and in
> order to be applicable, the work in question must somehow rely on the GPL'd
> work.  The "somehow" here is an interesting legal question that hasn't been
> well settled. 

And copyright law by default grants you no rights to modify or copy Qemu at 
all. The ONLY way you can get permission to copy or modify Qemu is to agree 
to the GPL in its entirety-- which does not restrict itself to merely 
derivative works, but covers all linking. (note: obvious the copyright 
holder(s) can make exceptions to this rule)

IANAL either, but as much as I have to debate this I might as well be

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