On Fri, Apr 27, 2007 at 12:31:49PM -0600, Bonnie Corwin wrote:
> Since this device driver is currently available as third-party open
> source, I have a couple of questions.
> David, I assume you don't intend to sign a Sun Contributor Agreement and
> contribute this code - but rather, you would like the available
> published code picked up, tested, etc. and integrated into a
> consolidation. Is that correct?
I'm not sure if I can sign an SCA relating to this code since I wrote
it on work time, hence the copyright is owned by my employer. I'm just
lucky my manager allowed me to use a real open source license on its
use so other people could take advantage of it without issues.
> If my assumptions are correct, question for the request-sponsor alias:
> would this be better as a new project or part of some existing project
> in the Device Driver community? Or should an RFE be filed for the new
> functionality and this be done as a contribution?
As you say, that's a question for request-sponsor. I'm still getting my
head around these processes.
> I'm ok either way - just wondering which is simpler/more efficient since
> an inbound review will be needed.
> David Gwynne wrote:
> >I've written a driver for the LSI Logic MegaRAID SAS controllers (these
> >are not the same as the SAS variants of the Fusion-MPT hardware
> >supported by mpt) and Dell PERC 5 controllers called mfi.
> >I'd like to get it into OpenSolaris so it can suffer some review, and
> >so it will be easier for users with this hardware to install and use
> >The driver is already wanted in the community, and people are starting
> >to use it in production. For example see
> >The driver is available at http://www.itee.uq.edu.au/~dlg/mfi/.
> >I'm looking for a sponsor to handle integration into OpenSolaris.
> >request-sponsor mailing list
> >request-sponsor at opensolaris.org