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Kernel Header GPL/LGPL license

Question asked by Srinath Rao on Dec 19, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 12, 2018 by Srinath Rao

Hi,

 

we would to like to know the license clarifications for header files

  1. 1) The file http://git.freescale.com/git/cgit.cgi/imx/linux-2.6-imx.git/tree/include/uapi/linux/mxcfb.h is such a file. The IOCTL IDs are defined here using the _IOX   Since this file is part of the kernel driver, the GPL license is applied here.  

 

  1.     )  The  file http://git.freescale.com/git/cgit.cgi/imx/linux-2.6-imx.git/tree/include/linux/mxcfb.h is used within the kernel driver and is not to be included in user space. 

 

The 1 has GPL license and 2 has LGPL, the 1 includes 2 internally . 

Can you please clarify how use space application  should use and license implications for derivative code.

 

 

 

Regards,
Srinath

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