Intel microcode CPU (#3)
Now microcode as a new license
In 2000 (or 2001) we already discussed about license of the microcode,
and I convinced Intel to change license.
But also the second license was not so clear, and a strict interpretation
doesn't allowed us to distribute in non-free.
Now intel put a new license (I don't know if I convinced again Intel
or the change is independent).
So I ask you if now the license is enough free for non-free:
/ Copyright (c) <1995-2008>, Intel Corporation.
/ All rights reserved.
/ Redistribution. Redistribution and use in binary form, without modification, are
/ permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
/ .Redistributions must reproduce the above copyright notice and the following
/ disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the
/ .Neither the name of Intel Corporation nor the names of its suppliers may be used
/ to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior
/ written permission.
/ .No reverse engineering, decompilation, or disassembly of this software is
/ ."Binary form" includes any format commonly used for electronic conveyance
/ which is a reversible, bit-exact translation of binary representation to ASCII or
/ ISO text, for example, "uuencode."
/ DISCLAIMER. THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT
/ HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "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 COPYRIGHT OWNER
/ OR CONTRIBUTORS 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.
/ 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.
The old license was the last paragraph.
So the problematic part is still included. What do you think?
The first part clarify the meaning of the last paragraph?