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[Xen-devel] Re: [RFC, PATCH 5/24] i386 Vmi code patching

>The question of licensing of such ROM code is a completely separate
>issue.  We are not trying to hide some proprietary code by putting it
>inside of a ROM to keep it hidden.  In fact, you can disassemble the
>ROM code and see it quite readily - and you know all of the entry points.
>Whether we can distribute our ROM code under a GPL compatible license
>is not something I know at this time.  Just as you can't compile a
>binary using Linux kernel headers and claim that your binary is not
>subject to the GPL, our ROM code includes headers from other parts of
>our system that are specifically not under the GPL.  How this affects
>the final license under which the ROM is distributed is not something
>I think we know at this time.

The code _you_ wrote can be put under any license(s) you want, so in
the worst case you do not need to rewrite your .c files.

Jan Engelhardt

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