Re: Tainted Modules Help Notices

From: Arjan van de Ven (
Date: Wed Oct 10 2001 - 09:24:44 EST

"Bonds, Deanna" wrote:
> >
> > The kernel dpt_i2o is GPL. Its in part built from GPL'd code
> > I wrote but
> > mostly from what I assume was originally a cross platform
> > dpt source set.
> >
> > Alan
> The main dpt_i2o files are GPL. There are some header files that are used
> for the ioctl interface that are used across all platforms and management
> utilities. They were originally released under BDS license for the most
> flexibility. But we have no problems in re-releasing them under GPL as long
> as we have the 'copy-back' right and can continue to use them in our other
> products. All we would be concerned with is not having to GPL all the
> software that uses those headers (which is pretty much everything related to
> the i2o raid cards on every OS).

Then dual-licensing it with BSD and GPL sounds the way to go; quite a
few drivers
do that, and I can't imagine anyone having a problem with that.
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