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Re: [laptop-discuss] Bringing Linux ath9k --> Solaris arn driver changes

Subject: Re: [laptop-discuss] Bringing Linux ath9k --> Solaris arn driver changes faster
From: Jonathan Adams
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 12:14:44 +0000
Umm, the Linux ath9k driver is GPL, which means that it cannot be used
in any Oracle/Solaris projects (if it is to be embedded with the
kernel) and cannot be worked on by anyone who might write a driver for
Solaris as they could bring GPL information in their heads to the new
project.

If it was distributed as an extra, or compiled by the user then the
user could do that, but no one who writes drivers in Solaris could
sensibly look at the changes and updates in code to a GPL driver
project in case their project became GPL tainted.

Jon

On 22 March 2012 03:04, Luis R. Rodriguez <mcgrof@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hey folks,
>
> I was wondering if someone can point me to an engineer at Solaris who
> works on arn [0] driver? I have some ideas which may help ensure that
> we can address bringing changes from ath9k upstream on the Linux
> kernel faster.
>
> [0] http://hub.opensolaris.org/bin/view/Community+Group+laptop/arn
>
>  Luis
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