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DOA - Dead or Alive (The Movie): Featuring: Partial linux source [Dec. 2nd, 2006|03:10 pm]
Trent 'Lathiat' Lloyd (トレント)
I was watching the movie "Dead or Alive" this afternoon, and I was curious to see the source code scrolling past was from the linux kernel



Interestingly they have blotched out bits and pieces, notably the copyright declaration. They also appear to lack the ability to render tabs.

You can compare to arch/alpha/kernel/err_impl.h (taken from Ubuntu's linux-source-2.6.19), I'll include the excerpt pictured above here:


*
* linux/arch/alpha/kernel/err_impl.h
*
* Copyright (C) 2000 Jeff Wiedemeier (Compaq Computer Corporation)
*
* Contains declarations and macros to support Alpha error handling
* implementations.
*/

union el_timestamp;
struct el_subpacket;
struct ev7_lf_subpackets;

struct el_subpacket_annotation {
struct el_subpacket_annotation *next;
u16 class;
u16 type;
u16 revision;
char *description;
char **annotation;
};


I'm not sure how legal or anything this is, but interesting none the less...
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-12-02 03:37 pm (UTC)
It would be so funny if the film was "infected" by the kernel GPL.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-12-02 08:15 pm (UTC)
I suspect that they cut the copyright declaration because they didn't feel comfortable putting the name of any real person or organization in the movie. People can sue over things like that. ("Oh, my religion/organization/Random Acts of Violence Anonymous group doesn't allow viewing any depictions of violence, and you've put my name in a movie with lots of violence!")

As for the legality, this almost certainly falls under fair use.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-12-03 10:45 pm (UTC)

Sue them!

Let's sue them and use the money to fuel further kernel development! :)
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