Subject: Re: support for nForce 430 ethernet
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: Matthias Scheler <email@example.com>
Date: 01/04/2006 16:20:12
On Wed, Jan 04, 2006 at 05:16:38PM +0100, Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
> My point is that I'm not sure we can integrate in kernel source a piece
> of binary whose license prohibit reverse engineering it.
Why not? We don't need to reverse engineer it to use it.
> Also, we'd need to obtain an update to the license from nVidia so that
> the Linux/FreeBSD exception become Linux/FreeBSD/NetBSD exception.
I would prefer that somebody contants NVIDIA and ask them to do just that.
> Here is the license:
> 2.1.2 Linux/FreeBSD Exception. Notwithstanding the foregoing terms of
> Section 2.1.1, SOFTWARE designed exclusively for use on the Linux
> operating system may be copied and redistributed, provided that the
> binary files thereof are not modified in any way (except for
> uncompressing/compressing files). SOFTWARE designed exclusively for use
> on the Linux Operating system but which has been authorized by NVIDIA
> for use on the FreeBSD Operating System may also be copied and
> redistributed, provided that the binary files thereof are not modified
> in any way (except for unzipping of compressed files).
I guess uuencode counts as unmodified.
Matthias Scheler http://scheler.de/~matthias/