Formal license ambiguity in arch/arm/boot/dts/sun?i-a*.dts
maxime.ripard at free-electrons.com
Mon Aug 4 12:25:10 PDT 2014
On Sun, Aug 03, 2014 at 07:59:27PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Sunday 03 August 2014, Maxime Ripard wrote:
> > Thanks for reporting this.
> > From a quick grep, the issue is actually broader than just
> > Allwinner. At least the following platforms seem to do the same:
> > - mvebu
> > - axm5516
> > - bcm
> > - berlin
> > - ea3250
> > - ecx-2000
> > - highbank
> > - imx / mxs
> > - lpc32xx
> > - phy3250
> > - picoxcell
> > - shmobile
> > - rockchip
> > - socfpga
> > - spear
> > - ste
> > - zynq
> > Would you mind sending a patch to fix all these?
> I would actually prefer if we could migrate a lot of these files to BSD license,
> provided the original authors agree. We want the dtb blobs to be embeddable into
> boot loaders of any license.
Even though I'd be open to having my contributions to DTBs under the
BSD, is this really a thing?
I mean, for all I know, an OS/Bootloader would just parse a documented
binary file, and I don't see any derivative work there.
The same argument could be made for example for u-boot modifying a
DTB I guess.
Maxime Ripard, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering
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