Subject: Re: Last chance: Copyrights is OK ?
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ross Harvey <email@example.com>
Date: 03/08/1999 14:39:45
I don't think the driver should be used while it has that license. #2 and
#4 represent compromises we try to avoid, and since this driver is completely
We have apparently considered requiring a NetBSD Foundation copyright
assignment for new work not imported from other projects. Using a plain
Berkeley license is a step down from the ideal. Using a modified, problematic
Berkeley license is two steps down.
Although it could be even worse (it could have an ad clause), I don't think
this kind of compromise is a good one.
The LM78 is a simple chip with the usual excellent NSC documentation,
downloadable(*) in pdf form by anyone. Rather than accept a problematic
license, what we need is to find any random kernel weenie with one of these
devices, and get you a new driver without copyright problems. Any kernel
hacker can write this driver for you, it requires no particular expertise
other than general driver capability.
I have to wonder, though, is this a tech-kern issue? Isn't something like
this a firstname.lastname@example.org issue?