Originally Published: Monday, 1 May 2000 Author: Olav Phillips
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GPL Violation - Nvidia

The General Public License is a powerful license with a powerful ideology. The GPL forbids use of GPL'ed code in closed-source, proprietary software. The model has already proven itself, but sometimes mistakes happen. GPL'ed code found its way into a closed-source kernel module; Nvidia's proprietary beta Xfree86 driver. This is the story about how mistakes happen, and how they can be fixed with polite communication. Read about it here.

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The General Public License is a powerful license with a powerful ideology. The GPL forbids use of GPL'ed code in closed-source, proprietary software. The model has already proven itself, but sometimes mistakes happen. GPL'ed code found its way into a closed-source kernel module; Nvidia's proprietary beta Xfree86 driver. This is the story about how mistakes happen, and how they can be fixed with polite communication. Read about it here.




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