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From: Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Optional /usr merge in Gentoo
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:16:30
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Optional /usr merge in Gentoo by Tanstaafl
1 On 28/08/2013 12:58, Tanstaafl wrote:
2 > On 2013-08-27 5:06 PM, Joerg Schilling
3 > <Joerg.Schilling@××××××××××××××××.de> wrote:
4 >> You wrote that modules become derivatives of the Linux kernel and this
5 >> is the
6 >> same as writing ZFS would become a kernel derivative.
7 >
8 > Just for clarification, I was talking about compiling ZFS support INTO
9 > the kernel, not running it as a module.
10 >
11 > Do you claim that support for compiling ZFS directly into the kernel
12 > also does not violate the license?
13 >
16 Whether the code is compile in or a module makes no difference wrt
17 licenses as far as I know.
19 There's no limitation on *running* the code, you can fetch and patch and
20 edit and compile and run all you want and have it on as many of your (or
21 the company's) machines as you want - neither license interferes with
22 your right to do that.
24 You may not redistribute the code though.
26 A common misconception with these license is that they have something to
27 do with whether you may run the code or not. That is incorrect. Free
28 licenses are all about redistribution and your obligations about sharing
29 when you hand the code over to others.
33 --
34 Alan McKinnon
35 alan.mckinnon@×××××.com


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Re: [gentoo-user] Optional /usr merge in Gentoo Tanstaafl <tanstaafl@×××××××××××.org>