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SubjectRe: Why is my copyright code in the linux kernel?
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On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 11:49 PM,  <dj@deadhat.com> wrote:
> I was surprised to find code that is mine in Linux.
>
> Following the advice in the REPORTING_BUGS file, I'm sending this email
> here, for want of knowledge of a better contact.
>
> In 2002, I published code at www.deadhat.com to generate cryptographic
> vectors to aid in the development of IEEE 802.11i, a spec for which I was
> a contributor.
>
> One example can be found here:
> http://www.deadhat.com/wlancrypto/ccm1.2.c
>
> You will see a remarkable resemblance to parts of
> linux-2.6.36.2/drivers/staging/rt2860/common/cmm_aes.c. E.G. the AES code,

please note, this is a staging driver.
cc'ing gregkh.

> the MIC header code and some ancillary functions.
>
> However my header with my name and copyright has been removed. A different
> copyright has been added and it has been licensed under the GPL without my
> knowledge.
>
> I am a happy user of Linux, I don't want to cause trouble and I'd be quite
> honored to have some of my code in the kernel, so I'm not demanding the
> immediate removal of this code. I'm willing to GPL my code if necessary,
> but I do require proper attribution and acknowledgment of my copyright on
> my code
>
> I'd like to know who is an appropriate person to discuss this with.

the code is from ralink.

> Thank you,
> David Johnston
> dj@deadhat.com
>
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Thanks,
//richard
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