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Re: [PATCH 00/33] Cleanup firmware support across multiple platforms.

To: "Hill, Steven" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/33] Cleanup firmware support across multiple platforms.
From: David Daney <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2012 11:41:29 -0700
Cc: Jonas Gorski <>, "" <>
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On 06/26/2012 11:34 AM, Hill, Steven wrote:

Did you read the COPYING file of the kernel source tree? I'm pretty sure it states 
"or later" in the text. Therefore, I believe that my changes to the headers are 


Why subject yourself to all these questions about changing the copyright messages that the original authors put in there?

Would it be a problem for you to leave them intact?

I think you would have better luck splitting you patches like this:

1) A set that changes the code and only adds your own copyright for files where you do major work.

2) A set that removes other people's copyright text.

Applying #1 should then be a no-brainer.

#2 might be more difficult, but if you were persistent, you might eventually get it merged.

David Daney

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