Re: nvidia fb licensing issue.

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Sun Mar 13 2005 - 01:04:14 EST

Dave Jones <davej@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The nvidia framebuffer code added recently is marked as
> MODULE_LICENSE(GPL), but some things seem a little odd to me..
> 1. The boilerplate at the top of drivers/video/nvidia/nv_dma.h,
> drivers/video/nvidia/nv_local.h, and drivers/video/nvidia/nv_hw.c
> doesn't seem to be a GPL-compatible license. It seems to be an nvidia
> specific license with an advertising clause, and something that
> adds restrictions on rights of U.S. Govt end users.
> 2. Some of these files clearly came from XFree86 judging from
> the CVS idents in the source. Was this XFree86 code
> dual-licensed by its original authors ? If so, it isn't clear.


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