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

Murali Karicheri m-karicheri2 at ti.com
Tue Oct 20 08:11:17 PDT 2015

On 10/20/2015 04:24 AM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> 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
> subject.
> 	Arnd
Thanks Arnd for the clarification.

Murali Karicheri
Linux Kernel, Keystone

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