[PATCH] Xilinx : Framebuffer Driver: Add PLB support (non-DCR)
John.Linn at xilinx.com
Fri Apr 10 01:38:53 EST 2009
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dale Farnsworth [mailto:dale at farnsworth.org]
> Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2009 9:36 AM
> To: John Linn; linuxppc-dev at ozlabs.org
> Subject: Re: [PATCH] Xilinx : Framebuffer Driver: Add PLB
> support (non-DCR)
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Stephen Rothwell [mailto:sfr at canb.auug.org.au]
> > > Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 7:52 PM
> > > To: John Linn
> > > Cc: grant.likely at secretlab.ca; jwboyer at linux.vnet.ibm.com;
> > > linuxppc-dev at ozlabs.org;
> > > linux-fbdev-devel at lists.sourceforge.net;
> > > akonovalov at ru.mvista.com; adaplas at gmail.com; Suneel
> Garapati; Suneel
> > > Subject: Re: [PATCH] Xilinx : Framebuffer Driver: Add PLB
> > > support (non-DCR)
> > >
> > > Hi John,
> > >
> > > On Wed, 8 Apr 2009 15:11:25 -0600 John Linn
> > > <john.linn at xilinx.com> wrote:
> > > >
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> > > This changes the license for this file (from "GPLv2" to "GPLv2 or
> > > later"). Have you asked the other copyright owners about that?
> > Andrei was copied on the patch, we'll see if he has any
> thoughts about
> > it.
> Although I work for MontaVista, I don't speak for them on
> licensing issues.
> In my opinion, unless someone can come up with a compelling reason
> for changing the license terms of a file, they shouldn't be changed.
> MontaVista made a deliberate, considered decision to license that file
> under GPLv2 and not "GPLv2 or later". Those who use and distribute
> modifications to GPLv2 licensed work need to respect the license.
Thanks Dale, we agree, Grant said the same thing. I'll fix that when I
respin the patch.
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