Subject: Re: Annoucing the Port of FreeBSD NForce ethernet driver to NetBSD
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 04/25/2005 09:19:47
On Sun, Apr 24, 2005 at 11:04:42PM -0400, William S. Morgart wrote:
> I'm providing the Realtek support separately in the hope that it can
> be added to the main NetBSD source. The nvnet driver itself I don't
> think can be added to the NetBSD source tree since it includes both
> GPL code as well as a NVidia supplied object library but I'm hoping it
> can at least be included as a package!

You don't need the GPL code, but the object library. The problem is
that you are not allowed to redistribute it, if your OS (NetBSD) is
not derived from FreeBSD :(. You might want to contact Nvidia for
an exception though :)