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Re: New ISDN driver
- To: freebsd-isdn_(_at_)_freebsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: New ISDN driver
- From: Hans Petter Selasky <hselasky_(_at_)_c2i_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 18:18:07 +0200
- Reply-to: hselasky_(_at_)_c2i_(_dot_)_net
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 ?
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