DRM radeon i2c support and GPL

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Wed Sep 22 06:34:36 PDT 2004

On Mer, 2004-09-22 at 06:09, Eric Anholt wrote:
> lines are GPLed of a file otherwise MIT-licensed).  I was very bothered
> by Jon's suggestion that a lot of the code could be GPLed by accident or
> something, as if that license would have infected the entire DRM
> (including shared bits) while nobody was looking.  If someone feels that
> there is GPLed code in there, it should be looked into and documented
> immediately, or that vague stick should stop being waved.

The GPL is intentionally very explicit about this situation

"These requirements apply to the modified work as a whole.  If
 identifiable sections of that work are not derived from the Program,
 and can be reasonably considered independent and separate works in
 themselves, then this License, and its terms, do not apply to those
 sections when you distribute them as separate works. "

["the Program" being the GPL code]

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