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Re: [Fedora-legal-list] NVIDIA license



Hello, again:

Tom "spot" Callaway wrote, at 06/15/2008 04:06 AM +9:00:
> On Sun, 2008-06-15 at 03:36 +0900, Mamoru Tasaka wrote:
>> Hello, all:
>>
>> Now I am trying to review rsssserver (bug 450409). 
>> First I checked the license issue of this package, then I found some of the codes
>> are licensed under the below:
>>
>> /*********************************************************************NVMH1****
>> File:
>> nv_algebra.h
>>
>> Copyright (C) 1999, 2002 NVIDIA Corporation
>> This file is provided without support, instruction, or implied warranty of any
>> kind.  NVIDIA makes no guarantee of its fitness for a particular purpose and is
>> not liable under any circumstances for any damages or loss whatsoever arising
>> from the use or inability to use this file or items derived from it.
> 
> This isn't really a license, there is no permission to use, copy,
> modify, or redistribute. I know you're not going to like this answer,
> but someone is going to need to contact the copyright holder (NVIDIA
> Corp) to ask them if they will grant permission to use, copy, modify,
> and redistribute this source.
> 
> As-is, non-free.
> 
> ~spot

The submitter replied to me that the upstream replied to him that the
relevant codes are actually licensed under the following:

http://developer.download.nvidia.com/licenses/general_license.txt

I am very unsure if we can treat this as free. Would you judge this license?

Regards,
Mamoru



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