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Chapter 29. The Kernel > Kernel Module Packages and Third-Party Software

29.7. Kernel Module Packages and Third-Party Software

A number of packages are provided both by SUSE and by third parties in the form of kernel module packages (KMPs).

A major problem for Linux adoption has been the fact that some third-party software requires a special kernel module to run. When the third-party vendor has been willing to "do the right thing" and make the source for the necessary kernel module available under the GPL, this is not a problem. Linux distributors can include the source and the built binary modules in their kernel packages.


  

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