[BULK] Re: [LinuxBIOS] Potential copyright issues with decompiling ACPI tables?
yinghailu at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 18:28:22 CEST 2005
So everyone agree to put acpi support to LinuxBIOS?
An the way that we need to create our own acpi tables dynamically. (
in case user add pci bridge .....)
On 8/4/05, Eric W. Biederman <ebiederman at lnxi.com> wrote:
> "Ronald G. Minnich" <rminnich at lanl.gov> writes:
> > On Sun, 31 Jul 2005, Janek Kozicki wrote:
> >> > Facts can't be copyrighted. But it's not easy to use that to convince
> >> > someone to stop labeling a fact as being copyrighted.
> >> but current linux kernel has to decompile ACPI tables too, right? and BSD
> > also?
> > sure it does. Now what happens if it decompiles tables and mails them to
> > world, I just don't know.
> I don't know where we should get the information. But
> we should generate all of our tables from our native
> LinuxBIOS device tree. The MP table is about half way
> there now.
> That will both keep our information consistent. And placing
> the information in our own format means we are simply using
> the information and not copying something.
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