[alsa-devel] Creative Labs XFi drivers.

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Wed Oct 10 10:53:24 CEST 2007

At Thu, 27 Sep 2007 09:11:12 +0200,
Clemens Ladisch wrote:
> Tobin Davis wrote:
> > What I don't understand, is are they allowed to use our code to build
> > their drivers?  They use alsa core modules to interoperate (from what I
> > can tell in the Readme.txt).
> The GPL disallows distributing binaries of GPL-derived code.  Creative
> doesn't do that; AFAICS all files interfacing with ALSA are distributed
> as source code.

We may change EXPORT_SYMBOL to EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL.  But, it's again the
same game.  You can write a GPL driver that simply bridges the
GPL-exported interface to others.

BTW, I heard some of X-Fi being HD-audio.  Is it true?


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