Subject: Re: GPL'd kernel parts
To: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
From: Michael Graff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/11/1996 01:08:40
email@example.com (Bill Studenmund) writes:
> Paul Goyette and I have been working on a MacOS fs for NetBSD. One option
> which has presented itself is "hfs_fs" which is being written for Linux.
> As such, it is GPL'd. Will this kept it out of the kernel? I gather that
> the answer is yes, but I want to know. Also, I'd like a crisper position
> from which to talk when talking to hfs_fs's author.
You could either ask the author to allow a BSD-style copyright to be
placed on the code or you could rewrite the whole thing, without using
the GPL'd code as a reference.
If you were not as worried about having the GPL'd version in the release,
you could also try to make it into a LKM... :)