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Date:	Mon, 16 May 2016 13:49:26 +0200
From:	Christoph Hellwig <>
To:	Doug Ledford <>
Subject: Re: CQ and RDMA READ/WRITE APIs

[adding Linus and linux-kernel to Cc]

On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 08:04:17PM -0400, Doug Ledford wrote:
> You submitted new files into the subsystem under GPL only license in
> contrast to the rest of the subsystem.  This presents a problem.  I'm in
> the position where I need to either revert them, or I need your
> permission to make them dual license GPL/BSD to match the rest of the
> subsystem.  Were you intentionally trying to make the OFED work illegal,
> or just an oversight?

Hi Doug,

the RDMA code was developed for a GPLed driver and moved to the code,
and lots of people contributed to it under the GPL, as they assumed
Linux code in genral is.  Іf dual-licensing is possible at all it would
require a lot of work, which I don't think is worth it.  If you don't
want GPL code in the core rdma.ko module we can move it to a rdma-gpl.ko
module, but that would be a little bit odd.

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