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Wireless Project Suggests 'Changes-licensed-under' Tag

Sep 28, 2007, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"'Based on the new guidelines posted by the SFLC on 'Maintaining Permissive-Licensed Files in a GPL-Licensed Project: Guidelines for Developers', specifically section 5, we are introducing a new tag for use with patches which deal with files licensed under permissive licenses (BSD, ISC) on Linux wireless in our larger GPL project, the Linux kernel,' explained Luis Rodriguez in an email titled, 'new 'Changes-licensed-under' tag introduced for Linux-wireless.' The web pages linked in the email appear to be an official response by the SFLC regarding the recent BSD vs. GPL licensing controversy surrounding the Atheros wireless device driver..."

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