[LinuxBIOS] CN700/VT8237RP support needed. Will pay.

Corey Osgood corey_osgood at verizon.net
Thu Mar 29 20:58:28 CEST 2007

Luc Verhaegen wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 29, 2007 at 10:58:42AM -0700, Magnus Feuer wrote:
>> There have been a few takers. I will follow up on them today.
>> One question about a VIA NDA: If we sign an NDA with VIA in order to 
>> obtain specs and developer docs, will we not be prohibited from 
>> releasing the finished LinuxBIOS port under GPL since the source would 
>> show the secrets covered by the NDA?
>> /Magnus F.
> If it's from the datasheet only, then there is no problem with the NDA 
> documents i've seen (but never signed). VIAs Linux NDA addendum only 
> prohibits redistribution of (only) GPLed code VIA handed to you directly 
> but hasn't made generally public (yet). It therefor directly forces you 
> to breach the GPL.
> Daft, clueless, useless and will probably not stand in court.
> A typical example of VIA stupidity.
> Luc Verhaegen.
> http://unichrome.Sf.net/

I have, erm, acquired the vt8237r datasheets (not through via, either).
Email me privately for anyone who wishes to work on this. If you aren't
a usual poster on the mailing list, or someone I know, don't expect a reply.


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