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    SubjectInclusion of tp_smapi module into kernel?

    For thinkpad users, there is the tp_smapi module (along with thinkpad_ec and
    an improved hdaps driver):

    I wanted to ask if there is some status on possible kernel inclusion. On
    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)


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