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Re: Automatic module license checking

From: address@hidden
Subject: Re: Automatic module license checking
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 23:33:02 -0500

When does this check run?  Seems ridiculous to do this on every boot
cycle, a bootloader should execute as quickly as possible, not try to
solve the world's legal problems.

Just my $0.02

2011/4/11 Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko <address@hidden>:
> Hello, all. Due to recent case of non-compliance with GPL in a project
> using GRUB2 codebase and according to new GNU guidelines I've
> implemented an automatic module license checking. This checks doesn't
> change in nothing the distributor obligation: any GRUB2 module is
> covered by GPLv3(+) (and optionally dual-licensed under another
> license). However, this change makes this compliance requirement
> explicit by requiring author to put a GRUB_MOD_LICENSE macro. Also note
> that everybody is allowed to remove the said check but doing so doesn't
> free from legal GPL obligation. When implementing this check I've added
> a bunch of GRUB_MOD_LICENSE and GRUB_MOD_DUAL_LICENSE, I'll be grateful
> if everyone who sees a problem (e.g. non-correspondance between license
> header and macro) would report it to me and I'll fix it as soon as time
> permits.
> --
> Regards
> Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
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