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SubjectQualcomm "All Rights Reserved" in Linux staging
Hi Greg,

Reading this story about Qualcomm lawyers shooting
DMCA takedown requests lightly against github projects:

http://linux.slashdot.org/story/14/07/04/1455200/qualcomm-takes-down-100-github-repositories-with-dmca-notice
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTczNDU
https://github.com/github/dmca/blob/master/2014-07-02-Qualcomm.md

It appears to me that the mere presence of those lines
in Linux staging:

grep -r "Qualcomm" . |grep -i "rights"
./drivers/staging/ft1000/ft1000-usb/ft1000_usb.c: * CopyRight (C) 2007 Qualcomm Inc. All Rights Reserved.
./drivers/staging/ft1000/ft1000-usb/ft1000_download.c:* CopyRight (C) 2007 Qualcomm Inc. All Rights Reserved.
./drivers/staging/ft1000/ft1000-usb/ft1000_hw.c:/* CopyRight (C) 2007 Qualcomm Inc. All Rights Reserved.

might be contradicting the Dual MPL/GPL license
expressed by MODULE_LICENSE() for those files.
Perhaps we should ask some clarification on
licensing of those files to Qualcomm ?

Thanks,

Mathieu

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Mathieu Desnoyers
EfficiOS Inc.
http://www.efficios.com


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