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IIRC the GPL would not "infect" RISC OS modules, as they are "separate works".

Here are the relevant paragraphs:

---------- snip ---------- These requirements apply to the modified work as a whole. If identifiable sections of that work are not derived from the Program, and can be reasonably considered independent and separate works in themselves, then this License, and its terms, do not apply to those sections when you distribute them as separate works. But when you distribute the same sections as part of a whole which is a work based on the Program, the distribution of the whole must be on the terms of this License, whose permissions for other licensees extend to the entire whole, and thus to each and every part regardless of who wrote it.

Thus, it is not the intent of this section to claim rights or contest your rights to work written entirely by you; rather, the intent is to exercise the right to control the distribution of derivative or collective works based on the Program.

In addition, mere aggregation of another work not based on the Program with the Program (or with a work based on the Program) on a volume of a storage or distribution medium does not bring the other work under the scope of this License. ---------- snap ----------

This basically means, that if an identifiable section of source code also works without the GPLed parts, then it is considered a "separate work" and the GPL does not automatically apply to it. Since RISC OS' modules are identifiable sections of code wich would work without other GPLed modules and without a GPLed kernel, for example when compiled for the RiscPC, they would not automatically fall under the GPL.

 is a RISC OS UserJGZimmerle on 6/10/06 1:59PM
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