Re: BSD-Linux FlameWar over SoftRAID.

From: Andre Hedrick (
Date: Wed Sep 26 2001 - 11:04:33 EST


The real problem is that the header content is incomplete and wrong for
complete feature usage. I will write a signature header file for the
various flavors and document the ownership of the IP and the terms of

This should be an optimal solution.

I gather you are point to me as the 1% for the Linux KOOKs ;-)


Andre Hedrick
Linux ATA Development
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On Wed, 26 Sep 2001, Alan Cox wrote:

> > It is clear that BSD is going off the deep end.
> Andre - 99% of the BSD developers are sane reasonable people. They have
> their kooks we have ours. Since both headers appear to be representations
> of a third party datastructure the matter is also completely irrelevant.
> I would suggest folks read up a little on copyright law with regard to
> interfaces and definitions.
> Now if Arjan did copy the stuff by reference to the BSD drivers, then no
> he didn't do anything wrong - but I agree it would have been polite to have
> duly credited it. It would also have been polite if the BSD person concerned
> had contacted him privately and asked too
> Alan

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