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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] hwmon/hdaps: Fix bug 7154 inversion of separate axis
    On Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 10:27:07AM +0100, Jean Delvare wrote:
    > On Sat, 14 Feb 2009 19:32:02 -0500, Shem Multinymous wrote:
    > > See the table at the bottom of the tp_smapi page
    > > (http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Tp_smapi), or hdaps.c inside the
    > > tp_smapi package, for more model-specific information.
    > > It would be nice if you made the interface (constants and their
    > > meaning) the same as in the tp_smapi version of hdaps, which is
    > > already widely deployed and packaged by several distros.
    >
    > Why is this code not upstream? Ah yeah, I remember now: because it was
    > written by an anonymous developer, which makes the contribution legally
    > dubious. Copying such code into the upstream version of hdaps would be
    > no different, so we cannot do that, sorry.

    You're arguing that sysfs interfaces are copyrightable?

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    Matthew Garrett | mjg59@srcf.ucam.org


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