Re: meeting minutes: Linux kernel enforcement statement / GPL Cooperation Commitment
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James thanks for that explanation it helps me understand the angle you're thinking of using this for much better.
Let me ask one follow-up if I may. Is it broadly the intention to change the license for new files in the kernel going forward to require the KES? I haven't had a conversation like this with anyone but would like to get a sense of how broadly the support is for this. I missed plumbers so maybe it came out of discussions there where there is support. We've also seen at least 4 new McHardy cases recently and I'm not sure if that maybe prompted it.
I ask because we ran into complications when we previously discussed the possibility of making the KES a requirement to contribute. We never went that far and I'm also not sure we've resolved some of those concerns broadly.
Finally, in the kernel we have the SysCall exception. Have you thought about adding a provision like this to that notice? There may be other options. My concern is this was drafted as an individual, unilateral additional permission from the copyright owner and I don't think it works as some are intending.
On Sat, Dec 1, 2018, 2:12 PM James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@... wrote:
On Fri, 2018-11-30 at 19:20 -0500, Michael Dolan wrote: