pvr250-port -> pvr500
janbranbergen at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 08:11:00 PST 2006
i just want to let you guys know that i have adapted the pvr250 port
to support my pvr500's. my tuner type is 0x65 ( FQ1216AME MK4 ) which
seems to behave as a 0x37 ( FQ1216ME MK3 ).
this was done by including some files from ivtv ( cx25840*, tda* and
some v4l .h's )
the changes to the original source ( of the pvr250 port ) are minimal:
disabling of the saa and msp chips and initializing the cx25840 and
the changes to the ivtv sources are minimal as well: i am using a
compatibility header and module, which even copes with the original
I2C code of the ivtv modules.
i have informed John Wehle about my efforts, and he pointed out the
licensing incompatibilities. i am aware of those.
however, i am not going to do a cleanroom implementation of the
ivtv-modules which are needed. i am happy with what i have got now (
and it was pretty hard as well ).
i am not a laywer, nor do i have deep understanding of the BSD and GPL license:
so the pvr250-port is BSD licensed while all v4l(2) and ivtv sources
are GPL licensed.
introducing the GPL sources would into the port would infect the port,
and the port would need to be licensed GPL, right?
but suppose i created a GPL licensed port which patched the
pvr250-port, would this be a solution to the incompatibilities?
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