> The toplevel COPYING file of the kernel sources contains the exact
The COPYING file contains the license text but it doesn't say clearly
what the license applies to. The closest thing to this is the statement
Also note that the GPL below is copyrighted by the Free Software
Foundation, but the instance of code that it refers to (the Linux
kernel) is copyrighted by me and others who actually wrote it.
in the COPYING file. The applicability of the GPL is parenthetical.
The HOWTO file is more specific, but a clear license statement at the
top level of the "source" tree is missing.
J. David Anglin firstname.lastname@example.org
National Research Council of Canada (613) 990-0752 (FAX: 952-6602)