[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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