Re: Intel Microcode License
Henning Makholm wrote:
> Scripsit Giacomo Catenazzi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > / installation in the BIOS or Operating System of computer systems
> > / which include an Intel P6 family microprocessor sold or distributed
> > / to or by you. You are authorized to copy and install this material
> > / on such systems. You are not authorized to use this material for
> > / any other purpose.
> > The question: I can put the microcode loader (GPL) with the original
> > microcode (with above copyright) to the normal (free) debian section?
> No; the license you quote does not permit Debian to distribute the
> code at all, since the user's computers are neither sold or distributed
> to or by Debian.
Debian is an "Operating System of computer systems which include an
Intel P6 family microprocessor".
Some other Unix have build-in a microcode loader.
> > The microcode is not software, it is a processor data.
> If microcode is not software, the term has changed its meaning
> significantly since my undergraduate time. Would you care to
> explain what it means today?
I never followed computer science lessons. What is really software?
(I my simple mind: software are externel program executed by CPU).