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Date:   Wed, 6 Mar 2019 20:48:02 -0500
From:   Joel Fernandes <>
To:     "Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult" <>
Cc:     Pavel Machek <>,,
        Daniel Colascione <>,
        Greg KH <>,
        linux-kernel <>,
        Andrew Morton <>,,, Borislav Petkov <>,
        Ingo Molnar <>, Jan Kara <>,
        Jonathan Corbet <>,,
        Kees Cook <>,,
        "open list:DOCUMENTATION" <>,
        Manoj Rao <>,
        Masahiro Yamada <>,
        Paul McKenney <>,
        "Peter Zijlstra (Intel)" <>,
        Randy Dunlap <>,,
        Thomas Gleixner <>,
        "maintainer:X86 ARCHITECTURE (32-BIT AND 64-BIT)" <>,
Subject: Re: [RFC] Provide in-kernel headers for making it easy to extend the

On Thu, Mar 07, 2019 at 01:42:45AM +0100, Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult wrote:
> On 07.03.19 00:09, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > So your licensing requirements prevent you from having headers in the
> > filesystem, but allow module with the headers hidden inside on the
> > filesystem?
> Maybe it's just because I've missed most of the thread, but which
> license requirements exactly could that be ?
> The kernel still is GPL, isn't it ? So, any device vendor needs to hand
> out the exact kernel source he hat built the image from, anyways.
> (by the way: we should start a flash mob action of demanding sources
> from the pocket-computers-with-3g vendors, but that's another story ;-))
> So, what kind of license issue could it be, which prevents putting the
> files (that you'd have to hand out anyways) directly into filesystem,
> while allowing them in a .ko in the same filesystem ?
> I'm confused.

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 - Joel

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