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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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