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Just a reminder of some old rules that seem to be forgotten. We are not out to make the dev's lives harder or to be a pain in the neck. XDA has had issues in the past from kanging to malicious code in kernel's. They are based on the GPL and you are free to modify and distribute, however you must share your changes and cannot charge for your work. (my summary of the GPL). That's why when we distribute a kernel in a rom, we fall under the GPL guidelines and have to follow some simple rules to keep XDA and our members out of trouble. Thanks again to all the Dev's for your understanding and outstanding contributions.
Anyone providing a ROM with a Kernel include should mention and link what kernel is used.
This means either:
- Stock kernel is used (OP has to say that)
- OP uses a 3rd party kernel (from another user), then he has say that and link to the thread)
- OP uses his own kernel in which case he has to upload sources as per GPL and XDA rules and link them. (Please note: sometimes only the ram disk of a stock kernel is modified, this does NOT fall under the GPL. Example: Making a stock kernel 'insecure')
Concerning GAPPS: CM and some other were asked by google to NOT include them. But only those parties. Everyone else can include them unless asked by the owner (ie Google) to remove them.
This also means in theory that everyone with a CM kang can
include GAPPS, however most people don't (which is obviously fine too)
I don't think any OEM ROM was ever forced to remove GAPPS.
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