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From: Pavel Machek <>
To: Russell King <>
Cc: Peter Alfredsen <>,
	Alan Cox <>,
	Lee Howard <>,
Subject: Re: Is the PCI serial driver code GPL v2 or v3
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2008 20:34:01 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Thu 2008-11-06 19:12:50, Russell King wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 06, 2008 at 08:52:31PM +0200, Peter Alfredsen wrote:
> > It seems like a typo to me to.. That wording has been constant since the 
> > file drivers/serial/serial_8250_pci.c was created based on work in 
> > drivers/char/serial.c:
> >;a=commitdiff;h=33c0d1b0c3ebb61243d9b19ce70d9063acff2aac
> > serial_8250.c has the "or later" clause there.
> > 
> > But I suppose the best way is to ask the originator of that file. 
> > Russell, what say you?
> > Did you mean to license that file under GPL-2 or GPL-2+?
> It was based upon the original serial.c by Ted T'so, but with some
> reworking to add a separate quirks table, and quite a number of cleanups.
> My personal position is that code I author is GPLv2, and not GPLv2 or
> later.  So it's a question whether you consider that I'm the author
> of the code in that file, or whether you think it's Ted's with my
> contributions were under Ted's original terms.

Original poster wants GPLv3 version for use in grub-2. Would you be
willing to relicense your changes in serial_8250.c, so that he can do
that? Would Ted be willing to do that?
(cesky, pictures)

  parent reply	other threads:[~2008-11-09 19:34 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-11-06 17:43 Is the PCI serial driver code GPL v2 or v3 n0ano
2008-11-06 18:52 ` Peter Alfredsen
2008-11-06 19:12   ` Russell King
2008-11-06 19:20     ` Theodore Tso
2008-11-06 19:39     ` Lee Howard
2008-11-06 20:15       ` Russell King
2008-11-06 20:33         ` Russell King
2008-11-07  6:06         ` Lee Howard
2008-11-07 16:08         ` Alan Cox
2008-11-11 23:05           ` Russell King
2008-11-09 19:34     ` Pavel Machek [this message]
2008-11-16 15:18       ` Theodore Tso

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