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SubjectRe: [PATCH] target: Update copyright ownership to 2012
On Sat, 2012-11-10 at 16:18 -0800, Kyle Moffett wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 3:00 PM, Nicholas A. Bellinger
> <> wrote:
> > This patch to update copyright year to current for principal target core
> > ownership is now being pushed into target-pending/for-next.
> Pardon me, but you were just publicly accused of violating the GPL, so
> your response is to send a patch removing the copyright notices of all
> other organizations from the SCSI-target code? Have you obtained
> ownership of all the relevant copyrights for, PyX
> Technologies, Inc, and SBE, Inc?

I understand and appreciate your concerns.

To answer your question, we have rightfully obtained ownership of all
relevant copyrights to the target code for PyX Technologies LLC, and
SBEi, Inc.

I co-founded PyX in 2002, where we started the development of the target
code. PyX was subsequently acquired by SBEi in 2005. In 2007, I
purchased (at significant personal cost) all rights, title and interest
(incl. the copyright) in the target code. I then co-founded RisingTide
with this code in 2009. is only a URL and website that is owned by RisingTide
Systems, and not a legal entity or person, so listing it as a copyright
holder is meaningless.

> If not, then this patch is an
> attempted violation of those organizations copyrights and of the GPL
> (which requires that you preserve copyright notices).
> Further, while these notices are the only ones listed in those files,
> they are not the only individuals outside of RisingTide Systems which
> have significant copyright interest in this code.
> If your goal is to
> obtain exclusive copyright ownership over this code then there are a
> great many other people you must contact and convince first.

The goal is to update the copyright to the current year, and to remove
legal entities that no longer exist or were meaningless.

I hope this clarifies your concerns.

Thank you,


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