[CentOS] guest vms crash host systems

Wed Oct 5 18:14:19 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 12:36 PM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>>> Yeah, well, the RHEL stuff I assume is released; their own heavy
>>> enhancements, I don't know.
>> It doesn't matter if someone else released source.  Anyone
>> distributing binaries containing GPL code is supposed to also supply
>> the matching source along with anything else that becomes part of a
>> derived work.
> IIRC, I don't *think* that if you take it and enhance it, you're required
> to release your commercial enhancements. For example, video drivers,
> proprietary.

The whole point of the GPL is to require the release of source (to
anyone who gets binaries) of any derived work.   Kernel modules aren't
strictly considered to be derived from the kernel, although there has
been some speculation that they could be.

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com