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SubjectRe: nvidia fb licensing issue.
Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> The nvidia framebuffer code added recently is marked as
> MODULE_LICENSE(GPL), but some things seem a little odd to me..
>
> 1. The boilerplate at the top of drivers/video/nvidia/nv_dma.h,
> drivers/video/nvidia/nv_local.h, and drivers/video/nvidia/nv_hw.c
> doesn't seem to be a GPL-compatible license. It seems to be an nvidia
> specific license with an advertising clause, and something that
> adds restrictions on rights of U.S. Govt end users.
>
> 2. Some of these files clearly came from XFree86 judging from
> the CVS idents in the source. Was this XFree86 code
> dual-licensed by its original authors ? If so, it isn't clear.

Does

ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.11/2.6.11-mm3/broken-out/fbdev-nvidia-licensing-clarification.patch

clear things up?
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