[klibc] inclusion of alias handling in klibc insmod

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Sun Jan 29 14:39:01 PST 2006

Vassilis Virvilis wrote:
>> Just looked at it again; the code you submitted is under the old-BSD 
>> license with the advertisement clause, which does *not* read 
>> University of California (rather, it reads NetBSD Foundation), which 
>> means it's still in force, and we can't use the code.
> I didn't know it matters that much. I took it from the (Free?)BSD libc 
> cvs branch
> (IRC) and trimmed it a fair bit. I thought if it was under BSD license 
> it would be
> good enough for klibc. I didn't know the difference you talk about. You 
> would like
> something like this right?
> Note: The advertising clause in the license appearing on BSD Unix
> files was officially rescinded by the Director of the Office of
> Technology Licensing of the University of California on July 22
> 1999. He states that clause 3 is "hereby deleted in its entirety."

Correct.  The problem is that the NetBSD people put that clause back 
with their own name, at least in the source you sent me.  Since they put 
their own name on it, UC can't recind it :(

> It is very probable that the function needs a full rewrite or
> asking explicit permission from the original Authors.

Either of which would be fine with me, of course.  It's not like a 
hugely complex task.


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