Non-GPL Kernel Module Ban Starting Next Month?
> So let's come out and ban binary modules, rather than pussyfooting
> around, if that's what we actually want to do.
Give people 12 months warning (time to work out what they're going to do,
talk with the legal dept, etc) then make the kernel load only GPL-tagged
I think I'd favour that. It would aid those people who are trying to
obtain device specs, and who are persuading organisations to GPL their drivers.
(Whereas the patch which is proposed in this thread hinders those people)
Originally Posted by Linus
The patch likely won't make it in, but it certainly would be very interesting if it did.