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Re: [2.6 patch] drivers/net/ixgb/: possible cleanups

To: Ganesh Venkatesan <ganesh.venkatesan@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [2.6 patch] drivers/net/ixgb/: possible cleanups
From: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 07 May 2005 14:24:04 +0200
Cc: Adrian Bunk <bunk@xxxxxxxxx>, ayyappan.veeraiyan@xxxxxxxxx, ganesh.venkatesan@xxxxxxxxx, john.ronciak@xxxxxxxxx, jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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On Fri, 2005-05-06 at 15:35 -0700, Ganesh Venkatesan wrote:
> Adrian:
> 
> Some of your suggestions are already part of the driver we are
> currently testing. This was based partly on your Feb '05 patch. We
> will not be able to apply your patch as is since some of the changes
> are in part of code that is shared with other drivers that are not
> GPLd.

this sounds really bad.

Can you talk to the intel people in the ACPI group, they had a similar
issue before but were able to resolve it by a proper dual license
comment. It would be much preferable if people CAN do changes to the
entire driver... what's the point of having it open source otherwise ;)



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