On Thu, 6 Mar 2003, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> > Why would it be awkward? libgcc has the same problem, so they added this
> > paragraph:
> > In addition to the permissions in the GNU General Public License, the
> > Free Software Foundation gives you unlimited permission to link the
> > compiled version of this file into combinations with other programs,
> > and to distribute those combinations without any restriction coming
> > from the use of this file. (The General Public License restrictions
> > do apply in other respects; for example, they cover modification of
> > the file, and distribution when not linked into a combine
> > executable.)
> > Why can't we do something similiar?
> Why does it matter?
You are avoiding my question. If something goes into the kernel, the
kernel license would be the obvious choice. Granting additional rights or
using a dual license is a relatively small problem. But you must certainly
have a reason to choose a completely different license?
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