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Re: userspace drivers

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: userspace drivers
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003 20:06:59 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.3i

On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 08:11:47AM -0800, Jeff Bailey wrote:
> Of course it will, but that doesn't mean that the Hurd repository is the
> right place for them.  Almost all of the code in the Hurd repository
> (with some notable exceptions, like some CMU code that's still around
> and the pfinet server) has had its copyright assigned the the FSF.  This
> makes it easier to defend in court.
> Most of the drivers probably won't have their copyrights assigned.  That
> might make it problematic to include them in the main Hurd tree.

I don't think copyright has anything to do with it.  Drivers can just as wel
be GPL'ed and assigned to the FSF as any other source code.

The separation is still useful:  A driver framework can be useful for more
than one project.  It doesn't need to be tied to the Hurd.


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