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Hey, Just a quick question on linux licensing here, if I 'borrowed' the linux networking stack and included it in my commercial closed source operating system would this be allowed ...
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    Hey,

    Just a quick question on linux licensing here, if I 'borrowed' the linux networking stack and included it in my commercial closed source operating system would this be allowed (or my non-commercial but still closed source OS), do I have to give attribution (I do right?)

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    Consult a lawyer to be sure, but:

    If you use gpl code, then you need at the very least make that code freely available. That means: From *you*. A link to kernel org will not be sufficient.
    Also your code needs to be carefully evaluated, what counts as derived work.
    Derived work will also be GPL.
    Last edited by Irithori; 09-12-2011 at 03:29 PM. Reason: typo
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    This might also be of interest: Understanding Open-Source Licensing

    Edit:
    This is a better source
    http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq....difiedVersions
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