fujitsu siemens no sound driver in sndstat

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Wed Dec 21 03:51:12 PST 2005

Dmitry Pryanishnikov <dmitry at> wrote:

> for that engine, our haven't yet. Also, I don't like Intel's police 
> to license all HDA implementations, read
>    Implementation of the High Definition Audio Specification requires a
>    license from Intel. Contributors to the High Definition Audio
>    Specification have signed the High Definition Audio (Azalia)
>    Developers Agreement and have provided input to the specification
>    under the terms outlined in that agreement. Implementers that have
>    signed the High Definition Audio Specification (Azalia) Adopter
>    Agreement are licensed to produce products based on the specification
>    under a reciprocal, royalty-free license to certain intellectual
>    property rights from Intel and other Contributors and Adopters for
>    their products that are compliant with the licensed versions of the
>    High Definition Audio Specification.
>  It sounds somehow restrictive, doesn't it? But NetBSD people have done it,
> so I think FreeBSD people should be able to do it also.

I haven't reread it today, but at the time I read this for the first time I
did understand it as someone needs a license if he implements a device which
provides this interface, it's not about software which uses this interface.

But I'm not a lawyer...


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