[linux-dvb] dvb driver port to OpenSolaris

Joachim Steiger roh at hyte.de
Tue Aug 15 16:07:15 CEST 2006

On Tue, Aug 15, 2006 at 08:43:20AM +0000, Birgit Halegmaier wrote:
> is there a plan to port the DVB Driver to OpenSolaris?

a) not that i know of

b) there afaik are massive licence issues since the linux dvb drivers
   are gpl and opensolaris isn't (its CDDL).
   also see http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/license-list.html and scroll
   down to CDDL.
   So, a module covered by the GPL and a module covered by the CDDL
   cannot legally be linked together.
   so as far as my interpretation (i'm not a lawyer) is concerned, its a
   total no-go. sun shot itself into the foot with this license.

   sorry to be the bad-news-teller.

kind regards

Joachim Steiger

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