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Re: Are packages w/o necessary kernel modules allowed?



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On 10/14/2009 09:04 AM, Peter Lemenkov wrote:
> Hello All!
> 
> Imagine an application, which relies on a specific kernel module. This
> module is not a part of stock Fedora kernel (at least, yet), and we
> don't allow stand-alone kernel modules.
> 
> Whether or not this package can be allowed?
> 


This is an interesting question. Suppose someone wrote (for example) an
GPLed configuration tool for a closed-source hardware driver. Would it
be permissible to include an open-source tool in the distribution, even
knowing it would only ever be usable with a tainted kernel?

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