[LinuxBIOS] Re: K8 ACPI support, 8132, AMD serengeti MB supppot

Li-Ta Lo ollie at lanl.gov
Fri Oct 7 21:31:47 CEST 2005

On Fri, 2005-10-07 at 20:57 +0200, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> * Lu, Yinghai <yinghai.lu at amd.com> [051007 20:42]:
> > 
> > Please check it, I will check that in this weekend
> > 
> > YH
> > Copyright 2005 ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC. All Rights Reserved.
> > This software and any related documentation (the "Materials") are the
> > confidential proprietary information of AMD. Unless otherwise provided in a
> > software agreement specifically licensing the Materials, the Materials are
> > provided in confidence and may not be distributed, modified, or reproduced in
> > whole or in part by any means.
> Except the first line, I am not sure if we want these claims in the
> tree. First, a lot of files have been there before and so it should say
> "Parts of this software" instead of "This software". 
> Though "the Materials" are licensed GPL, the sentence "may not be
> distributed, modified, or reproduced" sounds really scary to me.
> I believe this means nothing bad here, but then what is it good for?
> (I am not a lawyer)
> Stefan

I thought the license term only apply to the microcode itself? Do you 
have to add this AMD license into every file you have touched?

Li-Ta Lo <ollie at lanl.gov>
Los Alamos National Lab

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