[ipxe-devel] license clarifications for inclusion in Debian

Michael Brown mbrown at fensystems.co.uk
Fri Dec 3 23:43:09 UTC 2010

On Friday 03 Dec 2010 22:40:38 Vagrant Cascadian wrote:
> given that there are various FILE_LICENCE markers in most of the files, if
>  i could get clarification from upstream about what license text actually
>  applies to files marked with FILE_LICENCE, it would make great strides
>  towards being able to include it as part of Debian.

These descriptions can be found in include/compiler.h.  For example:

/** Declare a file as being under the one-clause MIT-style licence
 * This licence declaration is applicable when a file states itself to
 * be licensed under terms allowing redistribution for any purpose
 * with or without fee, provided that the copyright notice and
 * permission notice appear in all copies.
        PROVIDE_SYMBOL ( __licence_mit )

Please let me know if these descriptions are not sufficient for Debian's needs.

I've merged, with minor changes, the two commits from Shao Miller referenced 
in the thread that you linked to, adding missing FILE_LICENCE declarations to 
several files.

I'm happy to accept further patches that add missing FILE_LICENCE 
declarations, update FSF addresses in copyright headers, add missing copyright 
attributions, etc.

> additionally, is there a plan to make a release of iPXE?

Yes.  Details to be determined.  Please let me know if there are particular 
cut-off dates that would affect Debian inclusion.


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