Subject: Re: Support for Olimex CS-EP930x board
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Ivan Vasilev <>
List: netbsd-ports
Date: 08/01/2006 07:33:33
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Hubert Feyrer" <>
> To: "Ivan Vasilev" <>
> Subject: Re: Support for Olimex CS-EP930x board
> Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 23:07:43 +0200 (CEST)

> On Mon, 31 Jul 2006, Ivan Vasilev wrote:
> > The boot log can be found at
> Whee! I've put an entry about this into my NetBSD blog:

Thanks. Reading your entry I've found an error on our site - the board does=
 not have a CompactFlash interface as claimed. It has a SD/MMC connector in=
stead which, unfortunately, is not yet supported by any OS.=20

> > I have two questions though. The first one is technical - when the netw=
> > media selection is left on auto, it fails to come up. When you manually=
> > select a media type everything works OK. Is this a known problem and if=
> > is it fixed in more recent versions? (I used the 3.0 release which is m=
> > than half a year old).
> I don't know, but maybe ask that on
> > The second question is a legal one. From my reading of the redistributi=
> > page ( ), we(Olimex) ca=
> > distribute the boards with a NetBSD kernel preloaded in flash, as long =
> > the board's documentation includes the relevant licensing information(a=
> > with NetBSD's source code and binary installation sets). But that's my=
> > reading and I will appreciate it if somebody clarifies this point.
> You can redistribute what's under the BSD license in binary only.
> Be careful with things under the GPL, which are locate in src/gnu in NetB=
> source.
> Of course in the long run, we seriously recommend getting your sources me=
> into the NetBSD distribution, so any infrastructure changes and API updat=
> can be performed on your code as well, saving you the maintenance costs.
>   - Hubert

I will definitely seek legal advice before proceeding, as recommended by ot=
hers on the list ( Thanks!). And regarding a merge - the only changes neede=
d are a new kernel config file and some makefile additions to make this ker=
nel buildable by default. I will release a patch once I get the -current so=
urces to compile. It will take some time though, given the upcoming holiday=
s and the amount of work that has to be done before that.

- Ivan
"Cool cheese."; "That's no cheese. That's a warship."