Licensing? Was: Removing Optical Boot Requirement from F20 Alpha Release Requirements
notting at redhat.com
Thu Sep 19 22:01:03 UTC 2013
Chris Murphy (lists at colorremedies.com) said:
> On Sep 19, 2013, at 8:56 AM, Eric Blake <eblake at redhat.com> wrote:
> > Given the current state of the art, all known UEFI implementations for
> > VMs require the use of a FAT driver whose license forbids redistribution
> > for general purpose use, which means Fedora cannot ship it.
> I don't understand this.
Not speaking to any issues of legality or non-legality, but fairly sure he's
referring to the FAT driver in the EFI bios itself, which would have to be
distributed in the EFI bios used by QEMU/KVM for virtual systems. It's not
the linux kernel driver.
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