Subject: Copyright
To: None <>
From: Gerd Truschinski <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/22/1994 22:18:46
Moin, moin,           ( this is a sort of 'howdy' from germany)

I don't know if this is the the right list but I didn't find a better one.
I only need _pragmatic_ solutions.

I want to release a new driver, based on the SCSI subsystem from Julian E.,
and I need a good copyright for the source. This driver is part of my
'Diplomarbeit (master thesis)' and the institution I work for allowed me to
put the stuff on the 'net' if their name was in the copyright. I need
something like the BSD header - we have written it, do what you want but
don't say that it was your idea - but I have used some structures from
Julian E. (TRW Copyright MACH) and some stuff from files which are
from other people (NCR, BSD...). It is not much, I can rewrite it, but it
is no problem to mention them.

If you know any better place to ask, tell me about it. If I get more private
mail than mail from the list, I will summariese (sp?).

   Is there any file like the 'FSF' copyleft for software which is real free?
   Is there a official way to contribute files to BSD like TRW contibute
   their files to CMU?
   Am I allowed to modify the BSD copyright and put in our names without
   notice that we have used the BSD copyright? Is the copyright free?

   I need something that anybody allows to use my files, for tutorial
   purposess, for commercial ones and so on. No restrictions, but the
   copyright header or a notice has always to be included.

Anybody who answerd could receive a good cookie receipt on demand....


Gerd Truschinski         | INTERNET:
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