|author||Diego Elio Pettenò <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2012-05-12 09:56:53 -0700|
|committer||Diego Elio Pettenò <email@example.com>||2012-05-12 09:56:53 -0700|
|parent||Replace the two scripts with a single Makefile. (diff)|
Improve the README file sensibly.
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-This package is a simple copy of the pci.ids and usb.ids files that
-have been shipped with pciutils and usbutils, delivered in a separate
-ebuild because both of them are available under a more permissive
-license than the code of those two projects, and because a number of
-ebuilds actually require the databases without the utilities.
+Combined hardware identification databases
+This repository contain a specially re-packaged copy of the pci.ids
+and usb.ids files.
+These two databases are maintained by Martin Mares and Michal Vaner
+(pci.ids) and Stephen J. Gowdy (usb.ids) through the help of
+volunteers who can submit them to the two submission web applications:
+ * [pci.ids](http://pci-ids.ucw.cz/)
+ * [usb.ids](https://usb-ids.gowdy.us/index.html)
+The reason to repackage the files together is to make it simpler for
+applications to require them, without having to bring in either
+pciutils or usbutils, that might be unnecessary for most installs.
+The hwids tarball is updated generally on the weekends, and tagged if
+there are new files available. You can download the tags in form of
+tarballs directly from [the GitHub
+The pci.ids and usb.ids files are both released under dual-license,
+and you can choose which one to apply to your needs. The options are
+either the GNU General Public License, version 2 or later (which
+you'll find in the archive, in the file named gpl-2.0.txt), or the
+3-clause BSD license that follows:
+> Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
+> modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
+> * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
+> notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
+> * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
+> notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
+> documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
+> * Neither the name of the <organization> nor the
+> names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products
+> derived from this software without specific prior written permission.
+> THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND
+> ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
+> WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE
+> DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL <COPYRIGHT HOLDER> BE LIABLE FOR ANY
+> DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
+> (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES;
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