[coreboot] patch: add Kconfig support for v3 north

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Sat Jan 26 02:12:53 CET 2008

Sorry Ron, this is not meant as a rant against you. The patch you posted
just fitted a pattern I'm seeing more and more often.
Our problem is that we try to handle copyright issues with perfection.
That sometimes causes us to go overboard with attributions.

On 25.01.2008 18:12, ron minnich wrote:
> Add Kconfig files for the northbridge. Currently we only need this for the geodelx, 
> so we can select nrv2b decompression. 
> This has been tested in build and behaves as we want it to: nrv decompression 
> is enabled and the code compiled in. 
> Signed-off-by: Ronald G. Minnich <rminnich at gmail.com>
> Index: northbridge/Kconfig
> ===================================================================
> --- northbridge/Kconfig	(revision 0)
> +++ northbridge/Kconfig	(revision 0)
> @@ -0,0 +1,24 @@
> +##
> +## This file is part of the LinuxBIOS project.
> +##
> +## Copyright (C) 2006 Segher Boessenkool <segher at kernel.crashing.org>
> +## Copyright (C) 2006-2007 coresystems GmbH
> +## (Written by Stefan Reinauer <stepan at coresystems.de> for coresystems GmbH)
> +## Copyright (C) 2007 Uwe Hermann <uwe at hermann-uwe.de>

Three copyright holders for one line of code?!?
And don't forget that the FSF holds the copyright of the majority of
this file because the majority of the file is a GPLv2 header copyrighted
by the FSF.
Can we please agree to some sane attibution mechanism? (In German law,
there is a concept called "notwendige Schöpfungshöhe", roughly
translated "threshold of originality" below which it is very difficult
to claim owning a copyright at all. Does one line of #include meet that

> +##
> +## This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
> +## it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
> +## the Free Software Foundation; version 2 of the License.
> +##
> +## This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
> +## but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
> +## GNU General Public License for more details.
> +##
> +## You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
> +## along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
> +## Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA  02110-1301 USA
> +##
> +
> +source "northbridge/amd/Kconfig"
> +


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