Re: qlogic firmware license
Andres Salomon wrote:
> > 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
> Anyone want to clarify the last bit for me? They want to ensure that the
> use of the firmware image does not give anyone permission to do something
> like reverse engineer qlogic hardware or something?
This may have been written by a lawyer who heard something
about "viral licenses".
Perhaps they just wanted to make sure that the license applies
only to this particular code and nothing else. I thought that
was the default, but I guess under US law you never know.
Arnoud Engelfriet, Dutch patent attorney - Speaking only for myself
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