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Re: Kernel 2054 breaks nvidia.ko loading



On 3/17/06, Gilboa Davara <gilboad gmail com> wrote:
> What alternative are you offering to power our Xgl/Bling/what-ever
> desktops? (Let alone running Quake4 at 1600x1200...)

Doesn't the intel graphics sets now provide enough open support for bling?

>
> Other then that, I'm being employed write a certain kernel level
> services that are to be deployed on RHEL.
> Due to specific reasons I cannot disclose (and as a matter of law) my
> company cannot release the code under GPL (though I might get a
> permission to release small unrelated parts of it). If indeed you
> represent the official Linux-kernel-dev-line, my employer should halt
> all Linux development and switch to BSD/Solaris/what-ever, right?

I think your employer should abide by the licensing conditions on any
3rd party source code with which your employer's services will need to
utilize in order to build a functional service.  If you need to look
at the kernel sourcecode for what you are building then you will need
to abide by the GPL.  If you or your employer are confused by the
licensing terms embodied in the GPL are, I would also suggest your
employer take the time to run the GPL past their legal cousel to make
sure your employer knows exactly what is expected to comply and what
the risks of non-compliance are. As your employer should be doing for
any 3rd party sourcecode which you license for use. If your employer
is to provide the work under the GPL, it is in your employer's best
interest to have informed legal counsel make an informed legal
judgement as to the matter.

-jef


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