NDISwrapper and the GPL


"«A change after 2.6.24 broke ndiswrapper by accidentally removing its access to GPL-only symbols,» noted Pavel Roskin, offering a patch to address the issue. Linux creator Linus Torvalds was unimpressed, «I'm not seeing why ndiswrapper should be treated separately. If it loads non-GPL modules, it shouldn't be able to use GPLONLY symbols» [...] «Ndiswrapper itself is *not* compatible with the GPL. Trying to claim that ndiswrapper somehow itself is GPL'd even though it then loads modules that aren't is stupid and pointless. Clearly it just re-exports those GPLONLY functions to code that is *not* GPL'd.» [...] « So stop blathering. ndiswrapper has one purpose, and one purpose only: to load non-GPL'd code. So OF COURSE it shouldn't touch GPLONLY functions. »"

Read more »
can.axis's picture
Created by can.axis 16 years 7 weeks ago – Made popular 16 years 6 weeks ago
Category: High End   Tags:

PCLinuxOS Magazine December 2007 Released


PCLinuxOS Magazine, December 2007 (Issue 16) is available to download.

Some highlights include:
Multibooting using 2 harddrives
Camera Review
ndiswrapper howto
How to open .docx files
Syncing The Repos
And more...

Read more »
Jaws's picture
Created by Jaws 16 years 20 weeks ago – Made popular 16 years 19 weeks ago
Category: End User   Tags:

Best karma users