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Re: New ISDN driver



On Sunday 14 August 2005 21:45, Hans Petter Selasky wrote:
> On Sunday 14 August 2005 20:37, Hellmuth Michaelis wrote:
> > Hans Petter Selasky wrote:
> > > One thing I have noticed is that some parts of I4B has been copied from
> > > Linux. For example in the official version of I4B in the file
> > > "/sys/i4b/include/i4b_l3l4.h" there is "i4l_driver_bchan_linktab" and
> > > "i4l_isdn_bchan_linktab". I am not sure who started I4B, but maybe
> > > Hellmuth can explain why this is like it is? But because it comes from
> > > Linux, this is no reason we should keep it. So I am actually glad I did
> > > such a major rewrite. I have very bad experience copying code, even my
> > > own :-)
>
> Well, doesn't "i4l_" indicate that this came from "ISDN4LINUX" ?

If you "cat" all the files in "/sys/i4b" and search for the word "linux" or 
"Linux" you will get some hits. 

So I suspect that some parts of the drivers in "/sys/i4b/layer1" are 
derivatives of Linux. And I have got some hints about that too. So maybe we 
should just drop support for some hardware, and stick with the chip-drivers I 
have written from scratch ? Else we might end up getting a bad rumor about 
stealing code from Linux.


Does anyone have any opinion about what is allowed and what is not allowed ?


--HPS
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