kern/74861: Support to ISL VLANS?
joe at FreeBSD.org
Tue Dec 14 01:30:27 PST 2004
The following reply was made to PR kern/74861; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Josef Karthauser <joe at FreeBSD.org>
To: Yar Tikhiy <yar at comp.chem.msu.su>
Cc: freebsd-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: kern/74861: Support to ISL VLANS?
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 09:29:29 +0000
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On Mon, Dec 13, 2004 at 09:22:25PM +0300, Yar Tikhiy wrote:
> The code from Joe Marcus Clarke looks like a protocol dissector for
> some kind of a network sniffer while I've got an if_isl driver
> working in 4-STABLE. However, it may not be included into FreeBSD
> for licensing reasons I described. The very ISL _specification_
> is under a restrictive license by Cisco, not code implementing it.
> On the one hand, I doubt that Cisco would sue a network sniffer
> project for including an ISL dissector, but on the other hand, we
> would be asking for legal trouble if we added if_isl to FreeBSD
> since it would be a real application of the encumbered protocol.
> There were enough license wars in the nearest past out there.
> Taking this into consideration, I think this PR can be closed.
Sounds fair. Would you like to do the honours?
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