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Re: x86_64 EFI support for grub2 ?

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: x86_64 EFI support for grub2 ?
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 16:15:13 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 09:21:50AM -0400, Isaac Dupree wrote:
> Bean wrote:
> >>>BTW, I notice that grub-mkimage for efi convert elf to efi internally,
> >>>how about use the gnu-efi tool chain, this could make it more portable
> >>>between ia32 and x86_64.
> >>Is its license sufficiently compatible?  Is it maintained sufficiently (or
> >>else, can we take on some of the maintainership burden?)
> >
> >I'm no expert on license, but it's a shared library, we only need to
> >use its interface, I guess this should be ok.
> if it's GPL version 2 (but not 3) then it's probably incompatible, for 
> example, if it's shared library.

gnu-efi is licensed under GPL 2 or later.  There's no problem linking GRUB
with it.

Thourhg, if it's just a binary file converter license compatibility would
probably not be required anyway.

Robert Millan

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