Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [Wireshark-commits] rev 27748: /trunk/plugins/profinet/ /tru
From: Balint Reczey <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 11:00:31 +0100
2009. 03. 17, kedd keltezéssel 00.29-kor Ulf Lamping ezt írta:
> Joerg Mayer schrieb:
> > On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 09:40:03PM +0000, [email protected] wrote:
> >> http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=27748
> >>  crc16 algorithm copied from Linux sources (GPL V2 only!)
> > 
> > So far the wireshark sources are v2 or later - so adding a gplv2 only file
> > is not something that should be done without asking *first*, because it
> > has effects for all of Wireshark. Or maybe there already were files that
> > are v2 only and I missed that?
> I had in mind that we already have GPL V2 only files in Wireshark 
> before, but I may be wrong here.
> I can remove the two "GPL V2 only" files, as this is "only" a CRC16 
> expert check here. That is the CCITT implementation of CRC16 which is 
> not already existing in Wireshark AFAIK. Having the CCITT CRC16 in 
> Wireshark would be probably a good idea anyway.
> Some time ago when I actually implemented the stuff I couldn't find a 
> GPL V2 or later implementation.
> Question is: How to continue?


Could we ask the copyright holder of the CRC16 algorithm to offer the
code under GPL V2 or later to the Wireshark project?