[LinuxBIOS] Potential copyright issues with decompiling ACPI tables?
Ronald G. Minnich
rminnich at lanl.gov
Thu Jul 28 23:23:47 CEST 2005
On Thu, 28 Jul 2005, Ken Fuchs wrote:
> I haven't spend much time working with ACPI tables, but there may be
> copyright issues with decompiling these on a COTS BIOS and using the
> result in LinuxBIOS. Does anyone agree there may be a copyright
> concern here? I don't think there is, but I'm not a copyright lawyer.
that's a good question. we don't know. On the one hand, ACPI describes
hardware, and the OSes read it all the time. Seems like public info.
OTOH, there's a copyright notice in there.
I don't know the answer.
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