Subject: Buslogic Flashpoint support in NetBSD, a question and a status report
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG, current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Brian Buhrow <email@example.com>
Date: 04/04/1997 13:59:13
[My apologies to those who saw this once already, but I sent it to a
non-existent address, and wasn't sure it made it out the door, since I have
seen no responses.]
Hello NetBSD folks. I'm wondering if anyone has begun working
on support for the BusLogic FlashPoint cards. The enclosed license
agreement from BusLogic/Mylex Corporation indicates that they have sccb
driver code available which can be distributed either under the terms of
the GPL or the BSD license. I know we cannot distribute, or have a wish to
distribute for that matter, code under the GPL, but couldn't we consider
bundling this code from BusLogic, considering their specific statement that
this code is available for either license distribution mechanism?
From what I gather of looking at the notes by the Linux developer,
this Code can be used to make the FlashPoint cards compatible, in a
programatic way, with the older MultiMaster line of cards, the cars that
NetBSD already supports so well?
If someone has already begun work on this project, excellent and
good luck. If not, is there anyone who might plan to do it some time soon?
I assume a phone call to Buslogic will yield a developer kit.
For people who are curious, see
and go to the press releases and read the one about supporting Linux. By
specifically supporting GPL and BSD licensing, I assume they'd be happy to
let us develop a driver and distribute with BSD licensing terms.
I don't have time to take up this project at the moment, but would be
interested in being informed about any progress made on this front.
<cut here for licensing info>
FlashPoint Driver Developer's Kit
Copyright 1995-1996 by Mylex Corporation
All Rights Reserved
This program is free software; you may redistribute and/or modify it under
the terms of either:
a) the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software
Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later version,
b) the "BSD-style License" included below.
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 either the GNU General Public
License or the BSD-style License below 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.
The BSD-style License is as follows:
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are
1. Redistributions of source code must retain this LICENSE.FlashPoint
file, without modification, this list of conditions, and the following
disclaimer. The following copyright notice must appear immediately at
the beginning of all source files:
Copyright 1995-1996 by Mylex Corporation. All Rights Reserved
This file is available under both the GNU General Public License
and a BSD-style copyright; see LICENSE.FlashPoint for details.
2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
3. The name of Mylex Corporation may not be used to endorse or promote
products derived from this software without specific prior written
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