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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] dw_mmc: Add Synopsys DesignWare mmc host driver.
    Hi Will,

    On Thu, Dec 09, 2010 at 12:11:06PM +0000, Will Newton wrote:
    > > Is there something we could depend on that would stop this driver being
    > > presented to everyone, without being far too specific?  At the moment
    > > we'd be making x86 desktop users say whether they have this IP, which
    > > isn't good.  Are the architectures that use this IP already upstream?
    > > Are they all ARM architectures, for instance?
    > I don't know of any architectures upstream that use this IP block. There is an
    > SoC from NXP that uses this it but it is not upstream:
    > The architecture we tested and debugged this driver on is not upstream either
    > unfortunately. :-/

    Okay. I think "depends on ARM" is appropriate for now, and we could
    expand that later if the block appears in a MIPS SoC or something.
    Does that work for you?

    > The driver is available at the link above, I can add the URL to the comment
    > if that would be helpful.

    Sure, sounds good.

    > > Hm, what's the relationship between NXP and Imagination here?  If
    > > you're submitting a driver with NXP copyright, I think we should have
    > > a Signed-off-by line from whomever owns the copyright/wrote that code.
    > > If that's you, that's fine, but it's unclear to me.
    > We both have SoCs with this IP block in it, other than that I don't think
    > there has been any communication between NXP and Imagination about this driver.
    > Hence the lack of SOB from the original authors.
    > The driver is available publically under the GPL, so it was my
    > understanding that
    > no SOB was required as long as we keep appropriate copyright credit in the code.

    Okay, makes sense. Thanks,

    Chris Ball <> <>
    One Laptop Per Child
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