Kernel Programming Questions

Vadim Klishko vadim at
Sun May 25 18:07:41 UTC 2008

On Sunday, May 25, 2008 9:37 AM, Greg KH wrote:

> On Sun, May 25, 2008 at 09:40:32AM +0100, James Chapman wrote:
>> Is the optional "library" proprietary (binary only)? If so, think 
>> carefully about GPL implications. Adding a simple GPL driver to expose 
>> proprietary hooks isn't good...
Yes, that was exactly the idea.

> It's not only, "not good", it's flat out illegal and violates the
> license of the kernel.  Do not do this at all if you are thinking you
> can keep something from being released under the GPL.
I thought there was a legal way of doing it as described here:

> thanks,
> greg k-h

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