[U-Boot-Users] [PATCH/RFC] mpc5200: switch to CONFIG_OF_LIBFDT
Jerry Van Baren
gerald.vanbaren at smiths-aerospace.com
Tue Sep 4 14:39:40 CEST 2007
Grant Likely wrote:
> On 9/3/07, Jerry Van Baren <vanbargw at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Grant,
>> The libfdt custodian repo is on the denx.de site, but should be the same
>> as the mainline. I would say patch your 5xxx custodian repo, publishing
>> the new functions that impact the libfdt stuff as a separate patch and
>> The List can discuss them. I'll "ack" them and apply them to my repo as
>> well, but NBD. I will plan on updating the 83xx implementation(s) and
>> publish them for Kim to ack/adopt as well.
> Ah, okay. I was more wondering if there was a libfdt repo that was
> upstream and separate from u-boot (as dtc uses libfdt also). Okay,
> I'll rebase against wd's mainline and repost ASAP.
Ahh, now I see what you were asking. When I ported libfdt to u-boot, I
ended up forking it because the official libfdt did not have all the
functionality we needed and, at the time, David Gibson was not taking
patches. He was working on setting up a dual-licensing for libfdt and
did not want changes before the lawyers were happy with the licensing.
David has since slain the licensing dragon, but we have not unforked libfdt.
To unfork, we have a couple of issues to work out. One is the amount of
effort to undo the divergence (probably not bad). The other is the
dual-licensing issue: David added a BSD license. Most of the new code
is from me, but some is from others (Wolfgang G.) and some of it was
shamelessly stolen from linux's FDT support (not LIBFDT). In order to
unfork, we would have to have agreement from the authors of the
additional code to relicense with the dual license... or maybe Jon and
David have independently written equivalent routines (quite possible).
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