[linux-dvb] Multiproto API/Driver Update

Markus Rechberger mrechberger at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 00:33:30 CEST 2008


On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 11:57 PM, Steven Toth <stoth at linuxtv.org> wrote:
> Markus Rechberger wrote:
>>
>> On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 6:54 PM, Steven Toth <stoth at linuxtv.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> barry bouwsma wrote:
>>>>
>>>> --- On Sun, 9/14/08, Steven Toth <stoth at linuxtv.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> is that the BSD folks can't port the GPL license into BSD because it's
>>>>> not compatible.
>>>>
>>>> I don't want to see any religious war here (trimmed to dvb
>>>> list), but...
>>>>
>>>> There is GPL code distributed as part of *BSD sources,
>>>> as you can see by reading the licensing in, for example,
>>>> $ ls /lost+found/CVSUP/BSD/FreeBSD.cvs/src/sys/gnu/dev/sound/pci/
>>>> Attic       emu10k1-alsa.h,v  maestro3_reg.h,v  p17v-alsa.h,v
>>>> csaimg.h,v  maestro3_dsp.h,v  p16v-alsa.h,v
>>>
>>> Interesting.
>>>
>>>>
>>>>> I owe it to myself to spend somehime reading the BSD licencing. Maybe
>>>>> the GPL is compatible with BSD.
>>>>
>>>> It all depends on the intended use -- whether for optional
>>>> kernel components as above.  In the distributions, though,
>>>> it's kept separated.
>>>>
>>>> It's also possible to dual-licence source, and I see a good
>>>> number of such files in NetBSD under, as an example,
>>>> /lost+found/CVSUP/BSD/NetBSD.cvs/src/sys/dev/ic/
>>>
>>> I'm be quite happy to grant a second license on my work the the BSD
>>> guys, as the copyright owner I can do that. The legal stuff gets messy
>>> quickly and I don't claim to understand all of it.
>>>
>>
>> Great move Steven! Can we move the TDA10048 code over, maybe adding
>> a note that it's dual licensed would be nice?
>
> In principle yes.
>
> I'd like to see an example of dual license just to make sure it has no nasty
> side effects.
>
> Can you point me at one of your dual-license drivers so I can review the
> wording?
>

videodev2.h is also dual licensed.

Markus

> Regards,
>
> Steve
>
>



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