[linux-dvb] [Em28xx] MPL-licensed V4L kernel modules (em2880)

Christoph Pfister christophpfister at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 15:58:56 CEST 2007

2007/7/10, Markus Rechberger <mrechberger at gmail.com>:
> em2880-dvb and xc3028-tuner are not derived from v4l code; em28xx is
> derived from GPL code but worthless without the other files.

Maybe you should read what a derivative work is? And be aware that I
didn't only mean linuxtv, but also all kernel functions you use.

> Also people can write whatever they want as long as they don't compile it
> and fact is that the code is still available.
> Don't compile it against v4l-dvb and it's fine..
> I can have whatever sourcecode I want to have on that server.

You can do a lot (because you have server access) - but not everything is legal.

> I'd appreciate if you could stop having useless discussions, a few
> linuxtv people proved it during the last year that they aren't capable
> of participating from the beginning on or helping at all to get
> forward, so I'd appreciate if you could just shut up and wait for the
> endresult.
> Not everyone might know why I did that, people who participated at the
> merging requests are responsible for that.
> Most people are welcome to participate at the latest work I have,
> people who participated at recent discussions about getting the code
> which now is in question merged are not welcome anymore.

That are your personal issues. I doubt that you're 100% innocent and
if you think that you'll have more success that way, do it that way.

Back to the MPL: After taking a closer look i had to *ROFL* (and I
think any lawyer will too) about _how_ you want to pseudo-put your
code under the MPL. Maybe you should read the license and see what
formal conditions have to be met? I dunno how you want to enforce
_anybody_ to treat your code as non-GPL'ed.

> thanks,
> Markus

Anyway, I don't have any personal interest in this issue (now I gave
my $0.02) so I won't spend any further second on it (hint: my
wastemail bin is big).


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