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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Add backlight driver for Nvidia-based Apple Macbook Pros
On Sat, Jun 07, 2008 at 01:05:23PM +0300, Pekka Enberg wrote:
> Hi Matthew,
> On Fri, Jun 06, 2008 at 11:07:45PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> >> Did this patch have appropriate attribution and signoffs?
> On Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 12:58 PM, Matthew Garrett <> wrote:
> > Pommed is GPLv2.
> Andrew has required signoffs from all copyright holders of a patch in
> the past regardless of that.

SubmittingPatches says (in part):

(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

If that's not sufficient, then the documentation needs fixing. It's also
not current practice, as far as I can tell - did ath5k have sign-offs
from the BSD people?

Matthew Garrett |

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