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Date:	Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:28:24 -0800
From:	Scott Branden <>
To:	Arnd Bergmann <>
CC:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
	Olof Johansson <>,
	Christian Daudt <>,
	Matt Porter <>,
	Russell King <>,
	"Broadcom Kernel Feedback List" 
	Mike Turquette <>,
	Alex Elder <>,
	Rob Herring <>,
	Pawel Moll <>,
	Mark Rutland <>,
	Ian Campbell <>,
	"Kumar Gala" <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,
	Joe Perches <>,
	Mauro Carvalho Chehab <>,
	Antti Palosaari <>,
	"" <>,
	Ray Jui <>,
	"" <>,
	JD Zheng <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v8 4/8] ARM: dts: Enable Broadcom Cygnus SoC

On 14-11-10 12:11 AM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Sunday 09 November 2014 21:17:37 Scott Branden wrote:
>> On 14-11-09 12:38 PM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
>>> On Sunday 09 November 2014 09:23:11 Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
>>>> On Sat, Nov 08, 2014 at 10:49:09PM -0800, Olof Johansson wrote:
>>>>>>>> +/*
>>>>>>>> + * Copyright 2014 Broadcom Corporation.  All rights reserved.
>>>>>>>> + *
>>>>>>>> + * Unless you and Broadcom execute a separate written software license
>>>>>>>> + * agreement governing use of this software, this software is licensed
>>>>>>>> to you
>>>>>>>> + * under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
>>>>>>>> + * published by the Free Software Foundation version 2.
>>>>>>>> + *
>>>>>>>> + * This program is distributed "as is" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY of any
>>>>>>>> + * kind, whether express or implied; without even the implied warranty
>>>>>>>> + * GNU General Public License for more details.
>>>>>>> We ask for new DT contents to be added with dual BSD/GPL license, to
>>>>>>> allow for reuse of the DT data structures in other projects as well.
>>>>>>> There's currently a lot of activity going on relicensing the current
>>>>>>> files so I recommend sorting it out before they are added if you can.
>>>>>> This may take more time than you think.  I am going to have to go through
>>>>>> legal to get such a license created. Also, why would you need dual license?
>>>>>> If it is BSD that should serve both purposes?
>>>>> I haven't followed the discussion close enough to know if there's been
>>>>> discussion about single-license BSD vs dual BSD/GPL.
>>> I think for all practical purposes, BSD and dual BSD/GPL is the same and
>>> listing it as dual was meant as a clarification to make it easier to see
>>> that all files in the kernel are GPLv2 compatible.
>> A dual BSD/GPL may involve having me get a lawyer to create such a
>> header.  I would prefer to leave it as GPL for now until some concrete
>> decision has finally been made on this by the rest of the community?
>> Or, I can put it as BSD right now if that helps?
> I would prefer a pure BSD header for the moment over a pure GPL header.
> The last thing we want is to force other operating systems to create
> another set of dts files for the same hardware.
I have changed the headers to pure BSD.  I hope this is acceptable.
> 	Arnd

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