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Re: [Qemu-devel] QEMU License and proprietary hardware

From: Luke -Jr
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] QEMU License and proprietary hardware
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 17:24:25 -0500
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On Thursday 21 June 2007 06:28, Armbrost Failsafe wrote:
> We are looking into using QEMU as the base for a model of a custom system
> featuring some custom ASICs. But licensing issues are halting the process
> right now. Does anyone know what happens license-wise if we create a model
> of proprietary hardware using QEMU? Is that model automatically covered by
> the GPL and thus we have to give to anyone who asks about it? It is clear
> that if we keep it internal, it is OK. But anyone outside of our
> organization is to use it, shouldn't they automatically be entitled to
> receive the entire source of QEMU, including our models of proprietary
> devices? Even if these are developed from scratch without using any
> existing source code for devices?

Yep, that's the purpose of the GPL. It'll probably get a lot of people 
promoting it if you do a public release, too...

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