Subject: Re: [openrisc] OpenRISC port to NetBSD
To: Matjaz Breskvar <>
From: Nir Mor <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/22/2004 10:36:51
Thanks for the quick replay

I have just started to learn how to port NetBSD. 

The port is going to be strict BSD licensed.

Opencores code will be used as a text book for all the undocumented stuff.

If some part of the code is useful for NetBSD I will ask to author to
make it BSD licensed and then use it. For now I don't know yet what I
need for the port.


On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 20:35:50 +0100 (CET), Hubert Feyrer
<> wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Dec 2004, Matjaz Breskvar wrote:
> > Since i'm the only author of the code in head.S couldn't i 'release' it
> > also with BSD license ? If so, is there an interest to reuse it and
> > what's the procedure to do so ?
> As the author of the software, you can issue your code under a
> dual-license. To do so, make it clear that the software is available under
> both licenses, and that whoever uses it can choose. I think perl does
> this, with the Artistic License and GPL. Put both GPL and BSD copyright
> headers in all the files you want to put under the dual license, and maybe
> write a paragraph over it that the user can choose which one to use, but
> that both licenses must be retained when passing on the file.
> GPL #10 has a few words on this, but isn't every clear.
> > Some stuff in entry.S is done in linux specific way so this BSD
> > licensing might be more complicated and not really worth the effort...
> > If it would help the NetBSD port i can seperate the usefull part and
> > release that as BSD-licensed code...
> That sounds useful, but I cannot speak for the people doing the actual
> work on the NetBSD port. :)
>   - Hubert
> --
> NetBSD - Free AND Open!      (And of course secure, portable, yadda yadda)