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Re: Update jffs2 from public MTD

Andrew Lunn wrote:
Index: fs/jffs2/current/src/compr.c
RCS file: /cvs/ecos/ecos/packages/fs/jffs2/current/src/compr.c,v
retrieving revision 1.6
diff -u -r1.6 compr.c
--- fs/jffs2/current/src/compr.c	1 Apr 2004 03:17:57 -0000	1.6
+++ fs/jffs2/current/src/compr.c	12 Aug 2004 21:29:23 -0000
@@ -2,32 +2,39 @@
  * JFFS2 -- Journalling Flash File System, Version 2.
  * Copyright (C) 2001-2003 Red Hat, Inc.
- *
  * Created by Arjan van de Ven <>
+ * Copyright (C) 2004 Ferenc Havasi <>,
+ *                    University of Szeged, Hungary
+ *

Erk, this is slightly unexpected. IIRC JFFS2 isn't one of the things on the list to be assigned by RH (goodness knows when at the current rate) to the FSF (correct me if I'm misremembering!). But even so, it's an.... interesting development if copyright is to be shared liberally in future and RH isn't going to be getting assignments for JFFS2 patches.

David, is this what JFFS2's policy for contributions now is? Or is this just something in progress?

For example if eCos ever changes licence in the future, which is always a possibility (I'm always fearful someone will find a workaround for the eCos exception and we'll need to tighten the wording), then JFFS2 wouldn't be able to change.

I'm not sure how much (if anything) of a problem this is, but we'd better make sure we all know what the future status is going to be.

If we decide it is a problem, we could reverse this change and not import any further JFFS2 code, but that does seem overkill.

Or more likely just put up with it, and deal with the consequences down the road if we have to change licence and find that we can only use JFFS2 under the full GPL.

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