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Re: module license taints kernel.

From: David Schwartz
Subject: Re: module license taints kernel.
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 21:37:31 -0800 (PST)
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On Nov 26, 9:30 am, J de Boyne Pollard <>

> DS> You will [not] find anything about
> DS> "larger programs" or linking in copyright law.

> You will, however, find a definition of an "adaptation" of a computer
> program in section 21 of the U.K. Copyrights, Designs, and Patents Act
> (as amended).

I don't know enough about UK law to comment in detail, but on the
surface, it appears that this has no effect. Linking is required in
order to run a work distributed as source code, so linking would be
permitted under that section and not be considered an adaptation.


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