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Re: Intel Microcode License [Resolved]


Our primary concern for non-free is that none of our mirror sites will
get hit with legal problems.  We also have a concern that people won't
get in trouble for using our mirror sites.

For this purpose, a simple statement from intel that they believe it's
ok for us to distribute the code as a part of "non-free", combined with
no obvious legal language directed at our distribution of the software
is a good thing.  [And, that email from "Richard" appears to indicate
this kind of ok.  You should probably include a copy of that email in
the copyright file -- with headers and email addresses, just in case.]

So, yeah, probably.  If they say a word to us, that we're using it
improperly, we'll have to flush it off of our mirror sites as fast
as possible.


On Wed, Jan 17, 2001 at 08:36:25AM +0100, Giacomo Catenazzi wrote:
> Hello!
> On last October, I e-mailed you a problem with the Intel microcode
> license.
> The problem was: the microcode (with the old license) could not be
> installed
> on some debian mirrors (mirrors with OS that don't supports Intel
> microcode
> in general).
> I wrote to Intel, and now with the new microcode I received a new
> license:
> /+++
> /       Copyright  Intel Corporation, 1995, 96, 97, 98, 99, 2000. 
> /       
> /       These microcode updates are distributed for the sole purpose of 
> /       installation in the BIOS or Operating System of computer systems
> /       which include a Genuine Intel microprocessor sold or distributed
> /       to or by you. You are not authorized to use this material for
> /       any other purpose.  
> Now can I put microcode in debian/non-free?
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Microcode Release.
> Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 08:54:28 -0800
> Greetings,
> Enclosed is the new release of microcode for the IA-32 processors.  This
> data file should replace the previous version.  
> Things to note:
> 	1.	We have re-worded the copyright notice to a form that we
> believe will address Giacomo's concerns.  
> 	2.	This file contains microcode for the Pentium4 processors as
> well as for the Pentium!!! .
> Regards,
> Richard
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