GPL flag for drivers

Daniel Stone daniel at
Tue May 15 04:16:52 PDT 2007

On Tue, May 15, 2007 at 07:09:04AM -0400, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> On Tue, May 15, 2007 at 12:57:58PM +0200, Andreas Girlich wrote:
> > Sorry for calling it "GPL flag", call it Free Software Flag instead..
> > or what you like.
> Well, since's licensing doesn't prohibit _any_ use of the code,
> while GPL does, it's probably going to be difficult to phrase the question
> in a sense that won't offend someone.

Of course not.  You don't have to prohibit use of the code, but if a
closed-source driver is loaded, you can just note that you need to
contact the vendor of the closed driver for support, since we are
obviously unable to offer any.
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