z8530drv at last...
- To: TCP-Group@ucsd.edu
- Subject: z8530drv at last...
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Mike Bilow)
- Date: Fri, 16 Dec 94 20:43:00 -0000
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On 94 Dec 16 at 17:05, John D. Hays wrote:
AC>>Please either correct the copyright or can Brian remove the
AC>>offending material from the ucsd ftp archive.
JDH> Whoa ... If Joerg wrote this driver from scratch he can
JDH> put any kind of licensing he wants on it.
It's more complicated than that. In his source, Joerg credits PE1CHL and
others who wrote the original NOS SCC driver. As a result, one could argue
that he is bound under the terms of the NOS copyright, which states that NOS is
free for amateur radio use. Under the circumstances, I think that Joerg may be
caught between two competing copyright restrictions beyond his control.
It may have been a mistake not to have NOS under the common GPL from the
beginning, but it wasn't. Any code derived from it is a problem.