Re: Licencing of drivers/char/rocket.c ?

From: Theodore Ts'o
Date: Wed Nov 10 2004 - 12:59:49 EST

On Tue, Nov 09, 2004 at 01:38:11PM -0600, Jason.Jorgensen@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> On Tuesday, November 09, 2004 10:58 AM, Theodore Ts'o <tytso@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I developed the Rocketport device driver under contract of Comtrol,
>> with the understanding that the resulting device driver would be
>> released under the GPL. So I believe the correct way of resolving the
>> conflicting copyright statements is to delete the following lines.
>> It would be good to get positive confirmation from Comtrol as well
>> that this is their understanding as well.
> You are absolutely correct. That notice slipped by us and should not be in
> there.
> If someone with access to the mainline source could remove that for us we
> would appreciate it.

Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@xxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Jason.Jorgensen@xxxxxxxxxxx

- Ted

--- 1.46/drivers/char/rocket.c 2004-10-21 13:03:21 -04:00
+++ edited/rocket.c 2004-11-10 12:49:44 -05:00
@@ -2453,30 +2453,6 @@

- Copyright 1994 Comtrol Corporation.
- All Rights Reserved.
-The following source code is subject to Comtrol Corporation's
-Developer's License Agreement.
-This source code is protected by United States copyright law and
-international copyright treaties.
-This source code may only be used to develop software products that
-will operate with Comtrol brand hardware.
-You may not reproduce nor distribute this source code in its original
-form but must produce a derivative work which includes portions of
-this source code only.
-The portions of this source code which you use in your derivative
-work must bear Comtrol's copyright notice:
- Copyright 1994 Comtrol Corporation.
#ifndef TRUE
#define TRUE 1

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