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Comment: Re:Fascinating ship (Score 1) 112

The thing is, there are so many consequences for being the first to go nuclear it actually detracts from the threat.

OTOH, big deck guns can pound away for days for less than the cost of a single missile.

The continuous nature of it wears on the enemy in the way a single missile doesn't.

Comment: Re:I'm dying of curiousity (Score 1) 147

by sjames (#49190877) Attached to: Software Freedom Conservancy Funds GPL Suit Against VMWare

The deciding factor is whether or not it is using the defined API. If so, it is mere use and not derivation.

If the kernel has to be modified to add an API, there would be a clear violation. If the driver is digging underneath the public API, it is on very shaky ground.

In the case of the Linux kernel, the line has been made very clear for modules. The module declares it's license and the kernel decides based on that what will or will not be linked.

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