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SubjectRe: Monta Vista software license terms
On Wed, 5 Feb 2003, Christoph Hellwig wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 05, 2003 at 01:17:57PM -0500, Nicolas Pitre wrote:
> > Would kernel hackers care if Monta Vista stopped contributing its kernel
> > development to the community entirely, but give it only to its customers?
> The only mvista people that I see actively contributing are those that were
> part of the linux community even before working for mvista..

And guess why they've been hired?

> > Now it should be said that Monta Vista is giving away to the community most
> > of its kernel changes, and even preaching for their inclusion in Linus' tree
> > or the different architecture specific projects. That's beyond the GPL
> > requirements. When that doesn't happen, it's usually because the code is
> > either too ugly for general acceptance, of low usefulness but to one
> > specific customer, or because the customer asked not to publish, or due to a
> > lack of time to process say source.
> Just put up your damn source tree so people can look at it like every one else
> does. That is the whole point!

See my other mail for an answer to this.


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