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Re: merge of bouyer-socketcan

On Sat, Jun 03, 2017 at 08:03:40PM +1000, Darren Reed wrote:
> On 18/05/2017 9:30 PM, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > ...
> > I'd like to merge the bouyer-socketcan branch to HEAD in the next few
> > days (hopefully early next week, or maybe sunday), unless someone objects
> > to the idea of a socketcan implementation in NetBSD.
> >
> > CAN stands for Controller Area Network, a broadcast network used
> > in automation and automotive fields. For example, the NMEA2000 standard
> > developped for marine devices uses a CAN network as the link layer.
> >
> > This is an implementation of the linux socketcan API:
> >
> > you can also see can(4) in the branch.
> >
> ...
> As per the Google-Oracle Java fight in court whereupon APIs
> were deemedas being copyright-able, it would seem to me that
> implementing a Linuxcompatible interface that is GPL without
> making the copy also GPL wouldbe a copyright violation of
> the original work.Do you have permission from the original
> authors to implement a non-GPL artifact of their interfaces?

I though only the implementation was copyrighted. I wrote the code
from the can.txt file, which doesn't have any reference to GPL.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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