Updating the ieee80211(9) manual page // Bug report 214602

Fehmi Noyan ISI fnoyanisi at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 17 09:01:30 UTC 2016

Hi there,

Submitted bug report 214602 along with a patch for an update to ieee80211(9) page.


----- Original Message -----
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: Thursday, November 17, 2016 3:42 AM
Subject: Re: Updating the ieee80211(9) manual page

On Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 03:49:33AM +0000, Fehmi Noyan ISI wrote:
> 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

Yes, that's the right thing to do.

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

I would not insist on it if a submission appeared that did not include such a
mention, but it is better to have it present than absent.


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