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Re: Intel IA-32 EL License - ok for non-free?

On Mon, Apr 23, 2007 at 06:07:44PM -0400, Roberto C. S?nchez wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 23, 2007 at 03:42:10PM -0600, dann frazier wrote:
> > 
> >  * Section 4: "Updates" requires "commerically reasonable efforts" to
> >    supply our "customers" with updates that Intel distributes. If this
> >    means we cannot say no to an update from Intel, that does not sound
> >    reasonable for non-free. But perhaps we are exempt from this since
> >    1) non-free isn't officially part of Debian and 2) we are a
> >    non-commercial entity making commercially feasibility null? 
> > 
> There is also the issue that Intel's update policy may not mesh well
> with the stable release update policy.

Exactly, and according to their definition of "Intel Updates" it does not.

> What about a "downloader" that lives in contrib and just polls the Intel
> site (or whatever, it can be cron-based or only happen when the admin
> executes it) and downloads the whole thing, including any updates?

Possibly - but I'd prefer to persuade Intel to fix up their licensing
first and workaround it as a last resort. I plan to contact them with
any issues we uncover in this thread.

dann frazier

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