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[gNewSense-users] hpt366-c copyright

From: Brian Kemp
Subject: [gNewSense-users] hpt366-c copyright
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 22:59:08 -0400

Marco writes:

i'm not sure about freedom of a file in /drivers/ide/pci, if you can
take a look at this:

my doubt conserns this passage:


       * HighPoint has its own drivers (open source except for the RAID
        * available from
        * This may be useful to anyone wanting to work on this driver,
however  do not  trust
         them too much since the code tends to become less and less meaningful
 * as the time passes... :-/


I don't see much wrong with this. It simply says "you can examine
these drivers as they are made by the manufacturer." What matters is
the copyright and license of this code. You can say lots of things in

(Exception: there was that OpenBSD fiasco a while back where they
rejected an OpenSSL patch from Sun due to some idemnification legalese
in the comments.)

Not sure what "force extraction of GPL" means but I think we covered
that a few threads back.

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