Subject: Re: FreeBSD FibreChannel support
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/04/1999 13:11:20
On Thu, 4 Nov 1999 12:44:34 -0800 (PST)
Matthew Jacob <email@example.com> wrote:
> Well, don't laugh too hard, but so does Qlogic in a sense. I've just recently
> had to remove their f/w from the NetBSD and FreeBSD CVS repositories because
> the copyright was not so good. And in order to get the technical manuals that
> describe the f/w interface you have to sign an NDA.
...yet in OpenBSD, you commit something completely different, with the
following commit message:
roll internal revision levels and enable 1080 support
...and as anyone can plainly see by looking at the following URL:
...you simply placed a BSD-style copyright/license on it:
* Copyright (c) 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 by Qlogic Corporation
+ * Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
+ * modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
+ * are met:
+ * 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
+ * notice immediately at the beginning of the file, without modification,
+ * this list of conditions, and the following disclaimer.
+ * 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 Qlogic may not be used to endorse or promote products
+ * derived from this software without specific prior written permission.
+ * THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY QLOGIC ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR
+ * IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
+ * WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
+ * ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR
+ * ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL
+ * DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS
+ * OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION)
+ * HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT
+ * LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY
+ * OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF
+ * SUCH DAMAGE.
What gives? Why wasn't this committed to the NetBSD and FreeBSD trees,
too? I mean, it's not like the version in the NetBSD tree works anymore
since you removed the firmware (on-board firmware on most of the adapters
I have is way too old, for example).
Any reason NetBSD and FreeBSD don't just lift the firmware images you
committed to OpenBSD?
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>