Subject: [ Re: indy audio]
To: None <>
From: Martijn Bakker <>
List: port-sgimips
Date: 07/16/2003 16:25:59
Hello there,

since the Linux kernel is GPL-licensed, I think I can ask this question here.

below this message there is another one with a dilemma in it, on which I
don't have an answer. Can you give us your opinion in this matter?

My actual questions are:

- can one make documentation from the sourcecode of a GPL'ed program, and
  create another program with another license (in this case the BSD one)
  according to the specs contained in the document?

- what license will the documentation get?

Thanks in advance,

Martijn Bakker

----- Forwarded message from Steve Rumble <> -----

Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 08:45:17 -0400
From: Steve Rumble <>
To: Martijn Bakker <>
Subject: Re: indy audio

On Wed, 16 Jul 2003 09:56:47 +0200
Martijn Bakker <> wrote:

> There is little released documentation, but Linux has audio working on
> it. Even the volume buttons on the fromt work.

I don't know much about licenses, but is it possible for one to document
the hardware using the linux code and have another implement a
BSD-licensed driver based on that documentation?



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