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  Re: Do the right thing - Its not too late (mod 6/40)
by sthen (85.158.44.149) on Thu Sep 13 16:05:40 2007 (GMT)
  > There was a PROPOSED change, posted as a diff to a mailing list.

No no, it was published. I have copies of two publically-available repositories (well, one isn't publically-available any more) with the changes in. But that's in the past.

The current status is that the code is still there, wrapped in a GPL. That's what this article is about.

> The *BSD community is really showing bad faith by asserting that
> this is similar in any way to the situation a few months ago, where
> the copyright violation happened, it was deliberate, and the OpenBSD
> team were, for a time, redistributing code with an unauthorized
> license change.

It's not similar at all.

That (copying some functions from the GPL driver with the intention of replacing them) was removed pretty damn quickly. The observant amongst you may have noticed the recent import of some new code: sephe@DragonFly's work-in-progress bwi(4). i.e. a driver for Broadcom wireless chips. Don't you think that's a better way to handle things?

In the case of openhal, it's wholesale "take Reyk's code, adapt it for Linux and change the license". And it's still there.
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