Device Tree Blob (DTB) licence

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at
Sat May 30 08:28:56 PDT 2015

On Sat, May 30, 2015 at 12:16 AM, David Lang <david at> wrote:
>> If the DTS license would be a problem, it would be worse w/ ACPI
>> and any proprietary firmware/BIOSes.
> not true, with a proprietary bios it's a clear "pay this much money and
> don't worry about it" while with GPL there's a nagging fear that someone you
> never heard of may sue you a decade from now claiming you need to give them
> the source to your OS.

That can also happen with the proprietary BIOS. You don't know what's really



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