Sorry if it is a little bit offtopic. As I posted before the company I am
working for would like me to write a linux driver. It's wunderful. But as the
other companies it wouldn't like to publish the source code and wants to
distribute it only in binary format.
Of course I prefer the GPL. How can I change the company's mind about it?
I planned the driver as the following:
The DRIVER itself (handles interrupt, pci resources, memory access etc)
A LIB, used by applications. In real life it implements the functions of the
First question: Is it possible to write the driver in GPL and then develop a
binary only LIB? (I think yes because the LIB is in user space)
The company may accept the GPL-d driver, but not the GPL-d (or LGPL-d) LIB.
What are the advantages when the driver is GPL? How can I change the company's
mind to publish the driver in GPL? (or if someone has got idea about the LGPL
Now the driver doesn't use any GPL-only symbols...
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