[Arm-netbook] EOMA68-A20 usb fel-boot and u-boot upload (no GPL-violating allwinner boot0 or boot1 involved)

Tom Cubie mr.hipboi at gmail.com
Tue Jun 4 14:52:34 BST 2013

On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 9:25 PM, luke.leighton <luke.leighton at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 1:19 PM, Tom Cubie <mr.hipboi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 9:00 PM, Neal Peacock <neal at nic-stix.com> wrote:
>>> On 05/31/2013 07:49 PM, luke.leighton wrote:
>>>> http://hands.com/~lkcl/eoma/eoma68-a20-uboot.patch
>>>> mess but it works.  A20 is more like SUN5I.  kernel doesn't boot yet,
>>>> possibly due to watchdog timer issue, TBD tomorrow.
>>> Since everyone seems to be feeling argumentative today I figured I would
>>> bring this up.
>>> Is there any evidence boot0/boot1 are GPL violating?  What GPL code that is
>>> not owned by Allwinner do you think is included?
>> No, the boot0/boot1 code is completely by allwinner themselves.
>  that's not actually correct, tom.  we've been reviewing some quotes
> leaked quotes source code (and also i had a copy from the A20 SDK),
> plus also there are function names and comments which were still
> present even in the binaries, and managed to identify that they were
> GPL code.  the fact that GPL Copyright notices were still in some of
> the files also helped :)

Oh, really? Can you tell an example of the file. I just did a grep of
GPL in the boot0/1 code, find nothing. Oh, grep gpl,
bsp_nfc_boot1_for_boot.lib matches. Extract the lib, merge.o matches.
It turns out to be "simgple merge", a misspell of simple. :(

>  this allowed us to point out to allwinner that they needed to comply
> with the GPL, and precisely where, and amazingly they did, in a very
> short amount of time.
>  so i'm deeply impressed with them.
> l.
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Keep simple, stay foolish.

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