Re: Re: Why is Nvidia given GPL'd code to use in closed source

Andre Hedrick (
Tue, 31 Dec 2002 23:21:43 -0800 (PST)

Tyketto !!!!

AMEN !!!!

Andre Hedrick
LAD Storage Consulting Group

On Tue, 31 Dec 2002, A Guy Called Tyketto wrote:

> First off, could you please your MUA to use 80 columns? having to
> manually put in carriage returns to read your mail gets rather tedious...
> On Wed, Jan 01, 2003 at 05:01:12AM +0000, wrote:


> I know why the GPL exists.. however, that does not mean or indicate
> that a company could not use the GPL for their own reasons. They a) wrote
> their own code, b) may have used headers that were GPL'ed, but does not mean
> or insinuate that just because they use GPL'd headers that they must have
> their SOURCE open. Many companies use GPL'd material, for their own purposes,
> and not have to have their own personal source open. You may want to read into
> the actual documentation for the GPL and LGPL.
> Besides.. Who is an honest contributor who worked on NVidia's own
> module? Did anyone outside NVidia write it? no. NVidia wrote it, NVidia
> released it, it's NVidia's IP. you're confusing Headers with the actual code.
> Like Snoop Dogg said. If you don't like it, don't buy it.

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