GPL Compliance - Linux Kernel Patch
Hammerhead's Karoo's Linux kernel patch changes are hereby made available to the public in compliance with GPL License terms.
- The complete kernel patch, generated based on an open-source MediaTek kernel tree is attached below
- Using the patch:
- To use this patch, first download the kernel source code from here.
- Once download, check out the branch remotes/origin/android-mtk-3.18
- Then apply the patch file using patch or git am.
For the few of us old chaps, what is the benefits of this patch to me and my Karoo Raveen?
Hi Gordon, this is for legal and license compliance only, no direct benefit to regular users.
a brief description as to why this was needed in the first place:
since a Linux kernel runs underneath all android systems of the world, its a requirement from the makers and maintainers of Linux to share the changes we have made to their base code to make it work on our system, in this case, Karoo.
The world is immensely benefited from free software like Linux (including us), we are doing our part in keeping that benefit going.
Does it not make sense to attempt to have this merged into the upstream kernel branch?
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