[PATCH][WAS:bcmai,axi] bcma: add Broadcom specific AMBA bus driver

Henry Ptasinski henryp at broadcom.com
Sat May 7 22:42:25 UTC 2011

On Sat, May 07, 2011 at 10:24:44AM -0700, Hauke Mehrtens wrote:
> On 05/07/2011 06:51 PM, Rafał Miłecki wrote:
> > 2011/5/7 Hauke Mehrtens <hauke at hauke-m.de>:
> >> There is a Ethernet core used on embedded devices with this bus and
> >> George wrote a driver for the first version of this bus implementation,
> >> he send to the ML. Most user will use this with some wireless devices so
> >> I would add linux-wireless at vger.kernel.org. Why does ssb uses netdev ML?
> > 
> > Thanks, I didn't know about this ethernet driver. Have to check it!
> > Where was this published? Do you have a thread name?
> I think he haven't send it to the mailing list, there is a link [0] in
> some Ticket [1] at OpenWrt. This driver was derived from source code
> Braodcom have published, but not under a GPL compatible license. It will
> be nice if Braodcom would allow us to publish a driver under the terms
> of the GPL for the Ethernet core based on their driver, without writing
> a full spec of the driver like it was done for b43.

> [0] http://www.znau.edu.ua/temp/asus-rt-n16/openwrt-bcm4716-README.txt
> [1] https://dev.openwrt.org/ticket/6580#comment

All of of the patches listed in [0] appear to contain GPL-licensed code.  Can
you provide a pointer to the ethernet driver that you think is not under a
GPL-compatible license?

Henry Ptasinski
henryp at broadcom.com

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