[Arm-netbook] A bare image for booting from NAND

Philip Hands phil at hands.com
Thu Dec 12 08:43:11 GMT 2013

Marco Martin <notmart at gmail.com> writes:

> On Wednesday 11 December 2013, Philip Hands wrote:
>> Marco Martin <notmart at gmail.com> writes:
>> ...
>> > * Boot0 and Boot1 come from https://github.com/hno/allwinner-boot ,
>> > revision d29c34b , modified to *not* search for a "boot" partition
>> > starting with "ANDROID!" magic. An open issue here is that version will
>> > need to be GPL'd (latest and gpl revision won't work, i suspect is for a
>> > different kind of hardware)
>> Sorry, what are you saying here?  Is the version you've modified not
>> under the GPL?  If so, what license is it under, and are you allowed to
>> modify and redistribute binaries built from it without source?  (or are
>> the sources to your modified version published somewhere?)
>> Cheers, Phil.
> That's the version I modified.
> https://github.com/hno/allwinner-boot/tree/d29c34b7f221979724275b4861c50de3bd5b47fb
> the full source is available, but most files gained a gpl header only 
> revisions after, so yeah, the situation is not completely clear (trying to 
> clear it out)

OK, so following on from Luke's assertion that this already is GPLed
(which makes sense if later versions have had the GPL notices restored,
and is good news for you as otherwise you'd almost certainly be
violating someone's copyright by distributing modified versions) that
then leads us to the next obvious question, which is:

  Where are you publishing your modifications to the source?

Cheers, Phil.
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