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Date:	Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:28:24 -0800
From:	Scott Branden <sbranden@...adcom.com>
To:	Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>
CC:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
	Olof Johansson <olof@...om.net>,
	Christian Daudt <bcm@...thebug.org>,
	Matt Porter <mporter@...aro.org>,
	Russell King <linux@....linux.org.uk>,
	"Broadcom Kernel Feedback List" 
	<bcm-kernel-feedback-list@...adcom.com>,
	Mike Turquette <mturquette@...aro.org>,
	Alex Elder <elder@...aro.org>,
	Rob Herring <robh+dt@...nel.org>,
	Pawel Moll <pawel.moll@....com>,
	Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@....com>,
	Ian Campbell <ijc+devicetree@...lion.org.uk>,
	"Kumar Gala" <galak@...eaurora.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	"David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
	Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>,
	Mauro Carvalho Chehab <m.chehab@...sung.com>,
	Antti Palosaari <crope@....fi>,
	"devicetree@...r.kernel.org" <devicetree@...r.kernel.org>,
	Ray Jui <rjui@...adcom.com>,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	JD Zheng <jdzheng@...adcom.com>,
	"linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org" 
	<linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>
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
>>>>>>>> + * of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
>>>>>>>> + * 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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