Including library in the Linux open source
greg at kroah.com
Mon Sep 26 10:11:05 EDT 2011
On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 05:59:19PM +0530, Sahana B Adiga - ERS, HCL Tech wrote:
> Hi All,
> For a new storage hardware we have a Linux device driver that uses a
> custom library for hardware interface. This h/w interface library is
> an intellectual property. We want to share the Linux device driver
> source code, but not the library source code.
Why are you asking legal questions on a technical list? Would your
company really follow any legal advice gotten here? What does your
lawyers say about this?
> 1) Is it possible to add to the Linux open source, such a driver along
> with the hardware interface library as a blob? Will the Linux kernel
> community accepts/approves it?
What does your lawyer say about this?
> 3) Are there any additional documentation or any extra steps required
> than the normal way of submitting device drivers to Linux kernel
You have read the Documentation/SubmittingPatches and
Documentation/SubmittingDrivers files already right? If not, I suggest
you take a look at them.
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