License questions

ciol ciol13 at
Fri Feb 8 03:13:15 PST 2008

Hi, I'm creating a new operating system, and I need a kernel.
So I have some questions:
- If someone send you a code of a driver for instance which is not under 
BSD, neither GPL: something like the LGPL, will you accept it? Because 
if I understand well, the only issue with the GPL, is you can't use it 
in a BSD code, without licensing it in GPL too. Am I right? Therefore, 
with LGPL, there is no problem?
- [optional] You do not want the GPL, ok. But why didn't you change or 
why don't you change your license to something between the GPL and the 
BSD? (Like the LGPL or I don't know, put a non-viral license here).
- Unrelated: is your goal to be used for desktop too? Because when I 
read , I have the 
feeling dragonfly is just for servers.

I don't want to start a flamewar, just you to answer my questions, 
without searching a troll please.


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