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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] Add Wondermedia Technologies (wmt) to docs/devicetree/vendor-bindings.txt
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    2012/7/17 Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>:
    > It would also be helpful to describe why the specific string is used here.
    > Normally we use the stock ticker symbol and "wmt" refers to Wal-Mart,
    > which would be unlikely but not impossible to produce their own hardware
    > in the future. The same thing applies to "via", which is VIACOM. The symbol
    > for VIA technologies is "2388.TW", but that is not particularly descriptive
    > or well-known.
    >
    > Maybe someone on the devicetree-discuss mailing list has a better
    > suggestion. I think using "via" is probably the best compromise, as
    > it's a well-known name and most of the components of the wondermedia
    > chips were first made by VIA anyway.

    In fact, "wmt" is the name that the vendor itself uses in their GPL
    code (they also use mach-wmt as the arch-specific folder name). I
    believe that we could just as well use the full "wondermedia" word to
    avoid possible confusion, in case "wmt" is unacceptable for any
    reason.

    Best,
    Alexey


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