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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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