Super long-term kernel support


Andreas Weißel <andreas.weissel@...>
 

Hi CIP kernel team,

I have a question regarding the super long-term kernel support: can
other commercial or non-commercial projects make use of such kernel
versions like "linux-4.19.y-cip", i.e., use the CIP git repositories
to address security issues (CVEs) in the Linux kernel even after the
upstream long-term versions are no longer supported, or is this
considered a service for members only?

Regards
Andreas Weissel


Pavel Machek
 

Hi!

I have a question regarding the super long-term kernel support: can
other commercial or non-commercial projects make use of such kernel
versions like "linux-4.19.y-cip", i.e., use the CIP git repositories
to address security issues (CVEs) in the Linux kernel even after the
upstream long-term versions are no longer supported, or is this
considered a service for members only?
Kernel is GPLed. If you get any version of kernel from anywhere, you
are basically welcome to use it any way you want. That's what GPL
says.

Check with your lawyers.

(Plus, CIP project is trying to be friendly member of community....)

Best regards,
Pavel
(Not a lawyer, not speaking for anyone but my horse.)
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Jan Kiszka
 

On 23.03.20 17:54, Andreas Weißel wrote:
Hi CIP kernel team,
I have a question regarding the super long-term kernel support: can
other commercial or non-commercial projects make use of such kernel
versions like "linux-4.19.y-cip", i.e., use the CIP git repositories
to address security issues (CVEs) in the Linux kernel even after the
upstream long-term versions are no longer supported, or is this
considered a service for members only?
As Pavel already pointed out: The CIP kernel naturally remains a GPL project, usage is free under the terms of this license.

The benefits of being a CIP member - besides ensuring the funding of this work - is the chance to influence which configurations and, thus, subsystems the CIP kernel will support, and on which hardware.

Best regards,
Jan

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