OK, so Which bsd and which driver?

gregory.menke at gsfc.nasa.gov gregory.menke at gsfc.nasa.gov
Wed Mar 26 18:08:13 UTC 2003

Camilo Alejandro Arboleda writes:
 > If you think it is easier to port linux driver, you can try what we did 
 > when we needed a driver for M-Systems DiskOnChip hardware: Ask the 
 > author for permision to redistribute it with the exception.
 > Most people don't care about the exact license terms if you act in an 
 > ethical way and keep the software free (open source).

I think its unlikely that something like the Linux 3com driver is
going to change its licensing terms at this point.  Even so, if I had
the code actually working, something like that might be a way out.  I
hadn't gotten over the debugging hump, as I was only nearing the
completion of moving the Linux code into RTEMS and fixing the textual
differences.  The adaptation of the runtime & interrupt models to
RTEMS was still to come.

The bsd code is closer to RTEMS anyhow, I suspect porting that will
take less time in any case.


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