[alsa-devel] [Fwd: Re: Code relsease to alsa.]
tiwai at suse.de
Mon Jan 21 18:26:32 CET 2008
At Mon, 21 Jan 2008 08:14:31 -0800,
Tobin Davis wrote:
> Forwarded from the good people at Linuxant.
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> 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
> integrate them.
> Comments and improvements are welcome.
> Kind regards,
> Marc Boucher
> Linuxant inc.
First of all, thanks for the patch.
Now just taking a quick look, I'd like to ask you about the following
- Split the HSF modem part and other part. The HSF modem part is
hardly to be merged (as you know why), but the other parts could be
merged easily if needed.
- Split the rest, misc fixes. If the fix is reasonable, it should be
These will make both of our lives much easier.
And, one more thing:
- Give your sign-off to be merged to the upstream
This is mandatory for untrivial changes. This clarifies the copyright
and avoids the possible legal issues in future.
> 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
> > upstream.
> > 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)
> > Marc
> > PS: We could also try to help you getting any missing info on the
> > CX20561 or other things from Conexant...
> > --
> > Marc Boucher
> > Linuxant inc.
> > http://www.linuxant.com
> > On 19-Jan-08, at 1:07 PM, Tobin Davis wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >> 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
> >> them.
> >> 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>
> -- Tobin Davis
> no maintenance:
> Impossible to fix.
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