[PATCH 1/2 v1.03] Add support for DWC OTG HCD function.
ddaney at caviumnetworks.com
Tue Jul 27 07:55:21 EST 2010
On 07/26/2010 02:37 PM, Greg KH wrote:
>> + * DesignWare HS OTG controller driver
>> + *
>> + * Author: Mark Miesfeld<mmiesfeld at apm.com>
>> + *
>> + * Based on versions provided by APM and Synopsis which are:
>> + * Copyright (C) 2009-2010 AppliedMicro(www.apm.com)
>> + * Modified by Stefan Roese<sr at denx.de>, DENX Software Engineering
>> + *
>> + * Synopsys HS OTG Linux Software Driver and documentation (hereinafter,
>> + * "Software") is an Unsupported proprietary work of Synopsys, Inc. unless
>> + * otherwise expressly agreed to in writing between Synopsys and you.
I was not involved with this version of the patch, but is it really that
> Um, I think someone needs to rethink this submission, as this really
> doesn't look like GPL code...
> Oh, and where do I go get that "writing" between me and Synopsys to fix
> this up? :)
>> + * The Software IS NOT an item of Licensed Software or Licensed Product under
>> + * any End User Software License Agreement or Agreement for Licensed Product
>> + * with Synopsys or any supplement thereto. You are permitted to use and
>> + * redistribute this Software in source and binary forms, with or without
>> + * modification, provided that redistributions of source code must retain this
>> + * notice. You may not view, use, disclose, copy or distribute this file or
>> + * any information contained herein except pursuant to this license grant from
>> + * Synopsys. If you do not agree with this notice, including the disclaimer
>> + * below, then you are not authorized to use the Software.
> Same here, what is going on?
First of all, I am not a Lawyer, so take this with a grain of salt if
How is this different than a 3-clause BSD License? There are other
instances of BSD Licensed code in the kernel (see include/linux/quota.h
> Has someone run this through the proper legal approval to make public?
> If so, someone needs to go kick a lawyer. If not, they just got in big
>> + * THIS SOFTWARE IS BEING DISTRIBUTED BY SYNOPSYS SOLELY ON AN "AS IS" BASIS
>> + * AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE
>> + * IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
>> + * ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL SYNOPSYS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT,
>> + * INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
>> + * (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR
>> + * SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER
>> + * CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT
>> + * LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY
>> + * OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
>> + * DAMAGE.
>> + *
>> + * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
>> + * it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as
>> + * published by the Free Software Foundation.
>> + *
>> + * This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
>> + * WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY
>> + * or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License
>> + * for more details.
>> + *
>> + * You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
>> + * along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation,
>> + * Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
> It's fun to just tack on the GPL boilerplate on a file, but when it
> conflicts with other stuff in the same file, it kind of just makes us
> all go crazy.
Indeed that part does seem questionable. Could it be used with the
original Synopsys license, without tacking on this GPL bit?
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