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

luke.leighton luke.leighton at gmail.com
Tue Jun 4 16:08:37 BST 2013

On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 2:52 PM, Tom Cubie <mr.hipboi at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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. :(

 i sent to your email address about 3 days ago, along with the NAND
driver source.  also sent it to amery and henrik.

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