Licensing? Was: Removing Optical Boot Requirement from F20 Alpha Release Requirements

Bill Nottingham notting at
Thu Sep 19 22:01:03 UTC 2013

Chris Murphy (lists at said: 
> On Sep 19, 2013, at 8:56 AM, Eric Blake <eblake at> 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.


More information about the test mailing list