qlogic firmware license
QLogic just emailed me the wording of their new license for qla2xxx
firmware. Please let me know if anyone sees problems with this.
Copyright (C) 2003 –2005 QLogic Corporation [QLA2x00]
This program includes a device driver for Linux 2.6.x that is distributed
with QLogic hardware specific firmware binary file. You may modify and
redistribute the device driver code under the GNU Public License as
published by the Free Software Foundation (version 2 or a later version)
and/or under the following terms, as applicable:
1. Redistribution of source code must retain the above copyright
notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
2. Redistribution in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. 3.
The name of QLogic Corporation may not be used to endorse or promote
products derived from this software without specific prior written
REGARDLESS OF WHAT LICENSING MECHANISM IS USED OR APPLICABLE, THIS
PROGRAM IS PROVIDED BY QLOGIC CORPORATION “AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES
OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT,
INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE,
DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY
THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
(INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF
THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
USER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT USE OF THIS PROGRAM WILL NOT CREATE OR
GIVE GROUNDS FOR A LICENSE BY IMPLICATION, ESTOPPEL, OR OTHERWISE IN ANY
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS (PATENT, COPYRIGHT, TRADE SECRET, MASK WORK,
OR OTHER PROPRIETARY RIGHT) EMBODIED IN ANY OTHER QLOGIC HARDWARE OR
SOFTWARE EITHER SOLELY OR IN COMBINATION WITH THIS PROGRAM