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SubjectRe: [PATCH] License issue with rocket driver
On Fri, 6 Jun 2003, Christoph Hellwig wrote:

> drivers/char/rocket{,_int}.h have an intereesting and gpl-incompatible
> license. Could you please fix it or remove the drier from the tree?
> (given that mess that this driver is the latter might be the better
> idea..)
>
> The license is:
>
> * The following source code is subject to Comtrol Corporation's
> * Developer's License Agreement.
> *
> * This source code is protected by United States copyright law and
> * international copyright treaties.
> *
> * This source code may only be used to develop software products
> * international copyright treaties.
> *
> * This source code may only be used to develop software products that
> * will operate with Comtrol brand hardware.
> *
> * You may not reproduce nor distribute this source code in its original
> * form but must produce a derivative work which includes portions of
> * this source code only.
> *
> * The portions of this source code which you use in your derivative
> * work must bear Comtrol's copyright notice:
> *
> * Copyright 1994 Comtrol Corporation.

I don't see that it would disagree with GPL, let's try to get the existing
Linux driver GPL'd with their agreement. I don't see that it helps anyone
to just start throwing out drivers without at least checking with the
author on license terms.

--
bill davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com>
CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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