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From: Riley Williams <rhw@MemAlpha.CX>
To: Ion Badulescu <ionut@moisil.cs.columbia.edu>
Cc: Shawn Starr <spstarr@sh0n.net>, <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Subject: Re: Gigabit Intel NIC? - Intel Gigabit Ethernet Pro/1000T
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 21:59:55 +0100 (BST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0106142155360.16844-100000@infradead.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <200106131025.f5DAPMF01441@moisil.badula.org>

Hi Ion.

 >> Shawn, I'd suggest you tell the said sales guy that IF he can
 >> get you the FULL specs TOGETHER WITH permission to freely
 >> distribute them...

 > Permission to freely distribute the specs isn't necessary,
 > although it is nice indeed. All that's needed is permission to
 > GPL the driver sources written using knowledge from said specs.

That presupposes that the person they give the specs to is the person
writing the driver. I don't remember shawn offering to write a driver
or anything approaching that.

As I see it, if Shawn has permission to freely distribute the specs,
he can send a copy to Alan Cox for forwarding to the relevant driver
developers. However, if he has to sign an NDA to get them, they're
useless...

Alan: Am I right in assuming this?

Best wishes from Riley.


  parent reply	other threads:[~2001-06-14 21:01 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2001-06-11 17:37 softirq bugs in pre2 Andrea Arcangeli
2001-06-11 19:09 ` Linus Torvalds
2001-06-11 19:41   ` Andrea Arcangeli
2001-06-11 20:55   ` Alan Cox
2001-06-11 22:42   ` Gigabit Intel NIC? - Intel Gigabit Ethernet Pro/1000T Shawn Starr
2001-06-12 16:34     ` Alan Cox
2001-06-12 17:20       ` Riley Williams
2001-06-13 10:25         ` Ion Badulescu
2001-06-13 12:40           ` Ralf Baechle
2001-06-13 17:07             ` James Sutherland
2001-06-14 20:59           ` Riley Williams [this message]
2001-06-14 21:10             ` Jeff Garzik
2001-06-14 21:14             ` Matthew Jacob
2001-06-14 21:29             ` Alan Cox
2001-06-14 21:52               ` Matthew Dharm
2001-06-14 21:58                 ` Alan Cox
2001-06-14 22:03                 ` Matthew Jacob
2001-06-15  2:20             ` Shawn Starr
2001-06-12  2:54   ` softirq bugs in pre2 Andrew Morton
2001-06-11 21:58 ` Pavel Machek
     [not found] <200106112259.RAA20183@asooo.flowerfire.com>
2001-06-12  0:39 ` Gigabit Intel NIC? - Intel Gigabit Ethernet Pro/1000T Shawn Starr

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