Updating the ieee80211(9) manual page

Fehmi Noyan ISI fnoyanisi at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 16 03:51:58 UTC 2016

Thanks Benjamin,

Both NetBSD [1] and FreeBSD [2] versions of ieee80211.9 manual pages have been licensed with a 2-cluase BSD license by their respective authors. 

If I update the FreeBSD ieee80211(9) man page with the information from ieee80211(9) man page from NetBSD, what should the license look like?

Would something similar to one given below be OK?

.\" Copyright (c) 2004 Bruce M. Simpson <bms at spc.org>
.\" Copyright (c) 2004 Darron Broad <darron at kewl.org>
.\" Copyright (c) 2009 Sam Leffler, Errno Consulting
.\" All rights reserved.
... rest of the license comes here

Also, in the HISTORY part, is it worth mentioning that the (FreeBSD) manual page was updated with the information from NetBSD IEEE80211 man page?


[1] http://cvsweb.netbsd.org/bsdweb.cgi/src/share/man/man9/ieee80211.9?rev=1.6

[2] https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base/head/share/man/man9/ieee80211.9?revision=233648
From: Benjamin Kaduk <kaduk at mit.edu>
To: Fehmi Noyan ISI <fnoyanisi at yahoo.com> 
Cc: "freebsd-doc at freebsd.org" <freebsd-doc at freebsd.org>
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2016 11:03 AM
Subject: Re: Updating the ieee80211(9) manual page

On Thu, Nov 10, 2016 at 09:59:23PM +0000, Fehmi Noyan ISI via freebsd-doc wrote:

> Hiya,
> I am considering to update ieee80211(9) manual page with function call definitions found in NetBSD ieee80211(9) manual[1]. Many functions, such as ieee80211_mhz2ieee() ,are defined in sys/net80211/ieee80211.c and are also available in FreeBSD.
> Would ;
> 1 ) Updating the manual page locally
> 2 ) Generating a diff file against the -CURRENT
> 3 ) Submitting a bug report along with the diff file
> be the proper approach to get the thing done?



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