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Re: [TSVN] To GPL or not to GPL

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2005-08-24 12:51:39 CEST

Molle Bestefich wrote:
>>I guess if you make a
>>driver based on a GPL skeleton driver you are in a grey area.
>
>
> Really? I'd say if the skeleton is pure GPL, derivatives must be GPL...

Technically you are right, and maybe grey area was the wrong term. But
if I have a driver which now contains no GPL code, I might have:
1. Started with a GPL skeleton and edited my code in its place;
2. Just looked at a skeleton to find out how it worked, then written my
own code from scratch;
3. Read the documentation and written the driver from scratch.

There is no way you can tell what I did by looking at my code, so in
that sense it is a grey area.

Simon

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