Re: [linux-usb-devel] New, yet unsupported USB-Ethernet adaptor

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On 123, 05 03, 2006 at 10:44:48AM -0400, David Hollis wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-05-03 at 15:28 +0200, Michael Helmling wrote:
> > So, what this Mr. Srihdar di wrong is to set his own name in the "copyright" 
> > field instead of using yours. The process of modifying a GPLed module itself 
> > is ok, am I right with this?
> > So it should be possible to convince him of this nuisance, and then use the 
> > changes he made to make moschips device working. 
> Correct.  He is violating the license in a number of ways, though it
> probably isn't totally intentional.  The development on that driver
> probably began before usbnet was modularized to allow for the
> componentizing of driver specific code outside of usbnet.  

After looking at mcs7830.c source this seems highly unlikely.

> What he
> should do would be to create a moschip.c that uses usbnet as a support
> module - just like asix.c does.  In this file, he can have his sole
> Copyright attribution and not have to worry about following
> changes/updates to usbnet.  Of course, if he communicated his
> development efforts with the community, he would have received all of
> this information long ago and we'd likely help shake out bugs in the
> code to make it a more robust driver.

IMHO we should do it now. If there is no volunteers, I can try to do it,
but it will be my first USB driver, so don't expect results soon.

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