GPL and NDA
Ronald G Minnich
rminnich at mini.ccs.lanl.gov
Mon Mar 31 11:02:01 CEST 2003
On Mon, 31 Mar 2003 hcyun at etri.re.kr 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
- 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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