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Re: Gentoo Linux copyright / CDDL question

From: James Carlson
Subject: Re: Gentoo Linux copyright / CDDL question
Date: 19 Oct 2006 07:28:33 -0400
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"Mike Cox" <> writes:
> On a related subject, we have developed a kernel mode driver for our
> Microsoft Wireless Optical Mice with Tilt Wheel Technology,
> complete with device file in /dev and all needed ioctls necessary
> for querying signal strength, battery life status, and other misc.
> statistics, for Linux, that we have now ported to the OpenSolaris
> kernel (hence the xpost to c.u.s). My question is, is the same
> type of copyright transfer needed to get this driver into OpenSolaris
> proper?

Open Solaris requries a joint copyright arrangement.  You can read the
details here:

As the author you, of course, retain your copyright interest.  You
don't have to give that away.

> How would we handle code shared between the Linux and
> OpenSolaris driver?

If you're the author of the code, you can issue it under as many or as
few separate licenses as you choose.  It's your issue.

James Carlson, KISS Network                    <>
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