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SubjectInclusion of tp_smapi module into kernel?
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Hi,

For thinkpad users, there is the tp_smapi module (along with thinkpad_ec and
an improved hdaps driver):
http://sourceforge.net/projects/tpctl

I wanted to ask if there is some status on possible kernel inclusion. On
http://www.linuxdriverproject.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/OutOfTreeDrivers
I read
"will not be accepted upstream due to authorship issues (written by an
anonymous developer)"

Now I can see copyright notices in all source files, though they may be
incomplete. But anyway, would this be a real problem?
Is there any rule that kernel code needs a named author? As long as it has a
fitting license, shouldn't this be fine?

(tp_smapi and thinkpad_ec are gpl2 or later, hdaps is gpl2, so this should be
just fine)

cu,

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