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There's been a lot of talk lately about developers pulling the "kill switch" and revoking their licensing over their contributions to the kernel, mostly spread by a sensationalist article.

Groklaw had an interesting discussion in 2008 indicating why such revocation wouldn't be possible: groklaw.net/article.php?story= and, further, in the Copyleft guide: copyleft.org/guide/comprehensi

In short, it is incredibly unlikely that any attempt to revoke the licensing over such code would succeed.

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