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Bug #1032

[ovmf] FatPkg is now free software

GNUtoo - over 6 years ago - . Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:
fixed
Priority:
bug
Assignee:
-
% Done:

100%


Description

Some packages such as ovmf (https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/any/ovmf/) uses fatpkg.

fatpkg was under a BSD license with some restrictions added on top. The restrictions made it non-free and have now been removed.

See https://rwmj.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/tianocore-uefi-now-has-a-free-fat-driver/ and
https://github.com/jljusten/edk2/blob/fatpkg-open-source-v1/FatPkg/License.txt for more details.

This means that we can probably, by making sure we have the free version of fatpkg, reintroduce such packages in parabola.

Denis.


Related issues

Related to Packages - Freedom Issue #521: [ovmf] use restrictionfixed2014-05-04

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#1

Updated by Anonymous over 6 years ago

  • Assignee set to Anonymous
#2

Updated by Anonymous over 6 years ago

Do you know another package that could use fatpkg to begin check it?

#3

Updated by GNUtoo about 6 years ago

Fatpkg is part of tianocore, and OVMF is a version of tianocore to be used on virtual machines such as qemu.

Denis.

#4

Updated by Anonymous about 6 years ago

  • Status changed from open to in progress
  • Subject changed from fatpkg is now free software to [ovmf] fatpkg is now free software
#5

Updated by Anonymous over 5 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 30
  • Subject changed from [ovmf] fatpkg is now free software to [ovmf] FatPkg is now free software
#6

Updated by Anonymous over 5 years ago

#7

Updated by Anonymous over 5 years ago

  • % Done changed from 30 to 80
  • Status changed from in progress to fixed
#8

Updated by Anonymous over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from fixed to in progress
#9

Updated by Anonymous over 5 years ago

  • % Done changed from 80 to 100
  • Status changed from in progress to fixed

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