[PATCH v1 1/2] phy: keystone: serdes driver for gbe 10gbe and pcie

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Tue Oct 20 01:24:18 PDT 2015

On Monday 19 October 2015 14:50:57 Murali Karicheri wrote:
> Arnd, by your statement 'I don't see any code that does this' do you 
> expect a piece of code that embed the license in the binary image? If 
> so, that seems weired to me.
> Many of the drivers including this patch has the following statement in 
> the license that is additional company specific license such as BSD that 
> is applicable.
> ==== Cut and pasted from drivers/crypto/fcrypt.c =======================
>   * 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
>   *    notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
>   *    documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
> =========================================================================
> I read this as if the source is compiled and distributed as a binary 
> either a kernel module ko file or as part of the kernel binary, this 
> term must apply. Usually this is part of documentation that goes with 
> the product AFAIK.

Sorry, my fault. This is indeed the standard BSD license, and
I misread this as having to produce the copyright statement
from the binary itself. Please ignore whatever I said on the


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