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SubjectRE: FW: [PATCH] drivers: support new Siano tuner devices.
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Hi,
I am not familiar with the legal issues and I am willing leave this
unchanged, or whatever is needed.
The Historical facts are that We all Siano Employees. I was the original
writer of the driver, Anatoly and Uri maintained it and published it to
the community. Since they both left the company, I got back the code and
I maintain it now days.
I guess the right thing is to have the copyrights to Siano since legally
- we are all signed on a contract which specifies all our code as
company property.
But if changing the copyright is an issue - we will leave it unchanged.

Thanks,
Doron

-----Original Message-----
From: Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu [mailto:Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu]
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2011 03:33
To: Doron Cohen
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: FW: [PATCH] drivers: support new Siano tuner devices.
On Tue, 19 Jul 2011 14:26:38 +0300, Doron Cohen said:
>
> Hi,
> This is the first time I ever post changes to linux kernel, so excuse
me
> if I have errors in the process.
> As Siano team member,

> --- a/drivers/media/dvb/siano/smscoreapi.h
> +++ b/drivers/media/dvb/siano/smscoreapi.h
> @@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
>
> Siano Mobile Silicon, Inc.
> MDTV receiver kernel modules.
> -Copyright (C) 2006-2008, Uri Shkolnik, Anatoly Greenblat
> +Copyright (C) 2006-2011, Doron Cohen

That looks incorrect. At least in the US, this code is probably a
work-for-hire
and thus copyright to Siano Mobile not the programmers. And if it
isn't, then
it's still wrong to take Uri and Anatoly's names off unless they've
actually
assigned their copyrights to you.



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