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Re: [dvd-discuss] Inexplicable

On Friday, October 18, 2002, at 10:43  AM, D. C. Sessions wrote:

> On Thu, 2002-10-17 at 23:56, Jeremy Erwin wrote:
>> I had thought the GPL included a nondiscrimination clause. It doesn't,
>> but such discrimination is the prerogative of the copyright holder on
>> the "Program". In the case of the Linux kernel, I would have thought
>> that such a copyright is held by Linus Torvalds-- though I could be
>> wrong. Could omeone with access to
>> /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/kernel/traps.c
>>   inform us of the copyright holder?
> head /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/kernel/traps.c
> /*
>  *  linux/arch/i386/traps.c
>  *
>  *  Copyright (C) 1991, 1992  Linus Torvalds
>  *
>  *  Pentium III FXSR, SSE support
>  *      Gareth Hughes <gareth@valinux.com>, May 2000
>  */
Thanks. If you consider a ChangeLog to be an integral part of the 
program, under the GPL, a decision to embargo certain countries, due to 
legal considerations, can only be made with the assent of Linus 
Torvalds, who, IIRC, is a U.S resident.