[OpenIndiana-discuss] Nvidia

Chris Ridd chrisridd at mac.com
Thu Sep 23 06:19:17 UTC 2010

On 23 Sep 2010, at 06:19, Albert Lee wrote:

> Our hands may be tied at the moment because of unclear terms of
> redistribution for the regular driver downloads (also lacking time to
> repackage the drivers). I just took a moment to check the current
> license for the drivers:
> http://www.nvidia.com/object/nv_swlicense.html
> "2.1.2 Linux/FreeBSD/OpenSolaris Exception. Notwithstanding the
> foregoing terms of Section 2.1.1, SOFTWARE designed exclusively for
> use on the Linux or FreeBSD operating systems, or other operating
> systems derived from the source code to these operating systems, may
> be copied and redistributed, provided that the binary files thereof
> are not modified in any way (except for unzipping of compressed
> files)."

If we can find out who at Nvidia to ask (and John Martin <john.m.martin at oracle.com> may know, he's involved with the X server and Nvidia) then we should do so.

Hopefully this is just a simple oversight by Nvidia - after all nobody except Sun's been shipping OpenSolaris-like distributions so far. Section 2.1.2 does look a bit half-edited.



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