[Linaro-mm-sig] [PATCH] dma-buf: Use EXPORT_SYMBOL

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Wed Oct 17 03:25:04 PDT 2012

> > Please go and discuss estoppel, wilful infringement and re-licensing with
> > your corporate attorneys. If you want to relicense components of the code
> > then please take the matter up with the corporate attorneys of the rights
> > holders concerned.
> Alan please stick with the facts. This isn't a relicense of anything.

In your opinion. Are you a qualified IP attorney - NO. Are you my lawyer
- NO. Does my laywer disagree with you - YES.

> EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL isn't a license its nothing like a license. Its a
> totally pointless thing,

In your personal viewpoint. I disagree. I'm a rights holder too. 

Several rights holders have made it clear the change is not wanted. It's
over, done, buried. If you want it can go as far as Linus and then he can
get a copy of all the discussion and say that same as he did in the
classic video.

Should I start submitting all the Intel non-free user space X drivers at
this point as there seems to be a dramatic policy change going on here ?


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