Ronald G Minnich rminnich at
Mon Mar 31 11:02:01 CEST 2003

On Mon, 31 Mar 2003 hcyun at wrote:

> I have documents for a specific chipset which I get  with NDA. 
> And I'm trying to port Linuxbios on that chipset. 
> As LinuxBIOS is GPL, I know I must make my port publicly available. 
> In this case, Is it a violation of NDA or not? Does it depend on NDA? 

- you can build GPL code based on NDA chipsets, but you MUST get the 
  permission to do that from the holder of the GPL
- it is a violation of the NDA if you release GPL code without
  getting permission
- you do not have to release your GPL code if you never release your
  linuxbios to anyone outside ETRI. You only have to release code
  if you release object
- If I were you I would consider using a different chipset if you can not
  get the vendor to agree.


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