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Freedom issue #2707

[intel-mkl] has nonfree Intel Simplified Software License

grizzlyuser - 7 months ago - . Updated 6 months ago.

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Package: community/intel-mkl 2020.1.217-1

According to [1], IntelĀ® Math Kernel Library is under ISSL [2], that states the following:

Use and Redistribution. You may use and redistribute the software (the
"Software"), without modification, provided the following conditions are met:

...

  • No reverse engineering, decompilation, or disassembly of this Software is
    permitted.

This license does not give at least freedom 1 and 3 [3] to the users, so can be classified as nonfree and blacklisted in FSDG compliant distros.

[1] https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-math-kernel-library-license-faq
[2] https://software.intel.com/en-us/license/intel-simplified-software-license
[3] https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html

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#1

Updated by bill-auger 6 months ago

that license seems to suggest that this is a blob with no sources - if thats the case, all we can do is blacklist it

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