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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Add max6902 RTC support
On Tue, May 30, 2006 at 11:55:00PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Ian Campbell <> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2006-05-30 at 15:01 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > (a) The contribution was created in whole or in part by me and I
> > have the right to submit it under the open source license
> > indicated in the file; or
> >
> > (b) The contribution is based upon previous work that, to the
> > best of my knowledge, is covered under an appropriate open
> > source license and I have the right under that license to submit
> > that work with modifications, whether created in whole or in
> > part by me, under the same open source license (unless I am
> > permitted to submit under a different license), as indicated in
> > the file; or
> Yes, I think that would work, if Rafael is prepared to make that assertion.
> If so, please send along a few words describing where the Compulab code
> came from and some substantiation of your belief that it was appropriately
> licensed. (It probably had some license words at the top of the file..)
The compulab code comes from the kernel patch the produce for their
cn-x255 board. (inside a zip file on the

The original file (drivers/char/max6902.c) was GPL, which is of course
an appropriate licence:

* max6902.c
* Driver for MAX6902 RTC
* Copyright (C) 2004 Compulab Ltd.
* This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
* it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as
* published by the Free Software Foundation.

For reference, you can get the original file here:

Raphael Assenat

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