[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH 4/4] ipq40xx: add support for secondary cores bringup

Petr Štetiar ynezz at true.cz
Wed May 15 15:35:28 EDT 2019

Павел <be.dissent at gmail.com> [2019-05-15 22:14:41]:

> Not a problem, actually, but I've been suggested to squash them :)
> https://github.com/openwrt/openwrt/pull/2043#issuecomment-491581897

ok, thanks for the background, but still, squashing doesn't mean changing
authorship and Christian has probably also warned you beforehand :-)

"(Note: In some of the patches the "Author" in the commits is dissent1! So
  watch out before sending them off)"

> Shouldn't the dev send the patch directly to me in order to be able to post
> it on his behalf, like openwrt submitting patches guideline describes?

From the kernel docs[1]:

"The contribution is based upon previous work that, to the best of my
 knowledge, is covered under an appropriate open source license and I have the
 right under that license to submit that work with modifications, whether
 created in whole or in part by me, under the same open source license (unless
 I am permitted to submit under a different license), as indicated in the file;"

so in short, kernel is covered by GPLv2 which allows you to do this if you
retain the authorship.

1. https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/process/submitting-patches.html#sign-your-work-the-developer-s-certificate-of-origin

-- ynezz

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