[Olsr-dev] Building on Android

Henning Rogge (spam-protected)
Wed Feb 1 08:12:01 CET 2012

On 01/31/2012 09:56 PM, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>> Hi!
>> On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 8:19 AM, Henning Rogge
>> <henning.rogge at fkie.fraunhofer.de>  wrote:
>>> What licence do the kernel includes have ? I'm not sure if we can combine BSD
>>> and GPL code into one repository.
>> They are without license mentioned in the file. But probably it is
>> GPL. But as it is really a small part of kernel codebase, without any
>> real code but just definitions I think this can be a fair use case.
>> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#GPLFairUse
> I know this is a very old thread, but I thought I'd just chime in since
> I just saw directly relevant info.  Google includes special stripped
> down versions of the Linux headers so they can be used under "fair use".
>   Here's the statement in those headers:
>   This header was automatically generated from a Linux kernel header
>   of the same name, to make information necessary for userspace to
>   call into the kernel available to libc.  It contains only constants,
>   structures, and macros generated from the original header, and thus,
>   contains no copyrightable information.
When I look at the two kernel includes we have in the android 
subdirectory, they only contain structs, defines/macros and a few enums, 
nothing more. And a few single line comments.

Maybe there are other kernel includes which contain more stuff?

It also may be a good idea to have a look at the Android toolchain 
again, maybe the files are present in the current one!

Henning Rogge

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