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RE: [SLUG] Re: Linux drivers to Solaris
- To: slug <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [SLUG] Re: Linux drivers to Solaris
- From: John Wiltshire <jw@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Aug 10 14:06:34 2000
From: Angus Lees [mailto:gusl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>On Wed, Aug 09, 2000 at 10:19:30PM +1000, Rachel Polanskis wrote:
>> I just spotted this on a newsgroup:
>> There is now a Network Driver Porting Kit for porting Linux
>> Solaris x86 8 available from:
>hmm, everyone suspected thats what sun had been doing - but this is a
>little obvious on their part..
>gpl "linking" interpretations anyone?
Looks interesting, though I somewhat question the stability and performance.
GPL should be ok for drivers as long as you ship or provide access to the
source code you used to finally build the driver (assuming you distribute
it). You don't have to do anything if you only plan to use it yourself.
Assuming they haven't included any GPLd code in the utility then it should
be ok as well.