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Re: [Qemu-devel] fpu/softfloat.c licensing

From: Alexey Kardashevskiy
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] fpu/softfloat.c licensing
Date: Wed, 21 May 2014 18:43:35 +1000
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On 05/21/2014 05:51 PM, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> Il 21/05/2014 05:54, Alexey Kardashevskiy ha scritto:
>> Hi!
>> We recently discovered that not entire QEMU is GPL2-compatible, the fpu
>> emulation has a different license (copied below) which might create legal
>> problems because of that "INDEMNIFY" statement.
>> Does anyone else care (except IBM)?
>> What would the proper solution be? Ask the creator to relicense it under
>> GPL? I failed to find a contact as the homepage on berkeley.edu is
>> restricted. Rewrite the code? This code is used in FPU emulation for TCG,
>> is that the only use of it? If it should not get called for KVM, that would
>> be a temporary band-aid for us :)
> http://marc.info/?l=qemu-devel&m=136725946312880&w=4
> The following people haven't acked the relicensing of their contributions
> from softfloat-2b to softfloat-2a or GPLv2+ yet:
> Fabrice Bellard <address@hidden>
>     1d6bda356153c82e100680d9f2165e32c8fb1330
>     750afe93fd15fafc20b6c34d30f339547d15c2d1
> Jocelyn Mayer
>     75d62a585629cdc1ae0d530189653cb1d8d9c53c
> Thiemo Seufer's parents (Stefan said he'd contact them)
>     5a6932d51d1b34b68b3f10fc5ac65598bece88c0
>     924b2c07cdfaba9ac408fc5fa77da75a570f9dc5
>     b645bb48850fea8db017026897827f0ab42fbdea
>     fc81ba536bc3d8cdbcf9e92369e9bc5ede69da10
> This list only includes people whose contributions has not been reverted in
> the meanwhile.

Wow. People definitely care, a lot :) Thanks for the link and info!


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