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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] msm: Add gpio register address mapping information.
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On Mon, 2010-06-21 at 18:18 +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > Yeah. Either this can be replaced with GPL, and it such case just do
> > > so, or it can not, and then it can not be applied to kernel.
> > >
> >
> > This is a standard BSD-style license so it's compatible w/ the GPL. Thanks.
>
> The kernel requires GPL, and its much much easier for everyone to state
> so explicitly to avoid future surprises (remember 4 clause BSD was once
> thought GPL compatible even by the FSF...)
>
> If you want to make it clear it's also available BSD licensed in this
> form (at least until someone changes it) see the wording in files like
> drivers/char/random.c
>
> That usually keeps all the lawyers happy.

I guess this is a fairly confusing issues .. I found a number of regular
BSD licenses in the kernel , many under include/linux/ ,

include/linux/nfs4_acl.h

in fact most of nfsd is BSD only, at least directly in the .c files.
There could be some statement someplace else that I missed.

include/net/ieee80211_radiotap.h
include/linux/quota.h

Just structures ..

Is it possible that no code header files can be BSD only? From looking
at the directory that is kind of what it looks like.

Daniel

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