Re: Binary only module overview

Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams (
Wed, 26 Sep 2001 17:45:31 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 26 Sep 2001, David Weinehall wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 26, 2001 at 12:17:37PM -0700, Crispin Cowan wrote:
> > That is not clear to me. I have been unable to find a definitive
> > reference that states that is the case. If so, it is problematic,
> > because then every user-land program that ever #include'd errno.h from
> > glibc is GPL'd, because glibc #include's errno.h, among other GPL'd
> > kernel header files. Are you sure you want to declare nearly all
> > proprietary Linux applications to be in violation of the GPL?
> AFAIK, the glibc (and most other libraries) are LGPL rather than GPL.

What about programs that include header files from /usr/include/linux,
/usr/include/asm, and/or /usr/include/scsi?

Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams  <>

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