> Their licence is BSD. That means that if they kernel lads want to, they
> can take the Intel driver code, stamp a GPL on it, stick it into the
> kernel, and call it something else, as long as they leave the "Written by
> intel" notices there.
Not quite. Source redistributions of BSD-licensed code and modified
code must contain all of the original redistribution conditions. So
while any patches might be covered under the GPL, the original code is
still licensed under the original terms.
Additionally, the Intel license contains specific codicils to allow the
code to be incorporated in (with minor bugfix changes) and redistributed
with a GPL'd kernel without paying patent royalties. This means that if
you make substantial changes to the code and redistribute those changes,
Intel reserve the right to charge patent royalties on the modified
code-base, which is almost certainly what the linux kernel GPL clergy
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