[alsa-devel] [Fwd: Re: Code relsease to alsa.]
tdavis at dsl-only.net
Mon Jan 21 17:14:31 CET 2008
Forwarded from the good people at Linuxant.
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From: Marc Boucher <marc at linuxant.com>
To: Tobin Davis <tdavis at dsl-only.net>
Cc: Linuxant support (Jonathan) <support at linuxant.com>
Subject: Re: Code relsease to alsa.
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 10:33:03 -0500
As promised here is our current tentative patch (relative to the
current ALSA development tree in hg) for merging with ALSA.
It is also available from:
Naturally the changes are released under the GPL, so feel free to
Comments and improvements are welcome.
On 19-Jan-08, at 6:40 PM, Marc Boucher wrote:
> Hi Tobin,
> We have isolated the modifications in patch form and are currently
> working to merge them with the latest ALSA tree / submit them back
> By the way, all changes and code under the modules/GPL/ directory
> (including the hda subdirectory) of our modem driver are released
> under the GPL, so you would be free to take these fixes if you'd like.
> However you would be also welcome to reviewing the patches that we
> are about to submit. I will arrange to send you a copy asap (should
> be next week).
> Kind regards, (and many thanks for your great contributions to ALSA)
> PS: We could also try to help you getting any missing info on the
> CX20561 or other things from Conexant...
> Marc Boucher
> Linuxant inc.
> On 19-Jan-08, at 1:07 PM, Tobin Davis wrote:
>> I'm the developer that put the current audio support for the
>> Conexant HD Audio codecs in alsa. I worked many hours on this,
>> with testers around the world sending me feedback. Most of the
>> work was done prior to Conexant offering me any documentation. I
>> have since received documentation for both CX20549 (Venice), and
>> CX20551 (Waikiki), but am waiting for the latest info on the new
>> CX20561, which you apparently already have.
>> I have also seen in your mailing list that you are providing
>> several fixes to the audio portion of my code, but only making them
>> available to users of your code, which requires a license agreement
>> that I believe is incompatible with the GPL. At the least, it
>> prohibits someone like me taking any of these fixes and putting
>> them in the mainstream alsa, where more users would benefit from
>> What I'm asking, is if you could at least provide the audio
>> modifications back upstream to alsa? It would help out far more
>> users (modem usage is on the decline - sorry), and you would have
>> some benefit in that your name would be in the source as well.
>> Tobin Davis <tdavis at dsl-only.net>
Impossible to fix.
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