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Re: [PATCH] Enable writing to ATA devices, fix several bugs

From: Pavel Roskin
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Enable writing to ATA devices, fix several bugs
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 11:41:25 -0400

On Mon, 2008-07-21 at 17:20 +0200, Marco Gerards wrote:
> Javier Martín <address@hidden> writes:
> > So what? Aren't both Linux and GRUB under the GPL? That _should_ mean
> > that we can look at their code and put it into GRUB ("create a
> > derivative work") either as-is or modified.
> For GRUB 2 we require copyright assignments.

Also, Linux is under GPLv2 and GRUB is under GPLv3.  This means that
Linux developers could object that their code is restricted further than
GPLv2 allows, e.g. there are additional anti-DRM provisions that the
recipients of the GRUB code has to fulfill.

That said, I cannot imagine that copying of variable names could be
treated as a copyright violation.  For instance, Wine reimplements
Windows API, and they just have to use the same names.

Pavel Roskin

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