suspect file (cfi.h)

crap0101 marco.chieppa-crap at
Mon Jun 8 15:12:18 UTC 2009

Il giorno lun, 08/06/2009 alle 00.54 -0300, Alexandre Oliva ha scritto:
> The existence of patents or of a patent license for some specification
> do not render software non-Free.
> Files contributed to Linux under the signed-off-by protocol without
> specific licensing terms are licensed under GPLv2, even if they are
> licensed elsewhere under different terms.

thanks to shed light on this. However, I'm afraid of don't understood
clearly: so (if I get it) we can apply the same thought to the
file /include/video/mach64.h ? 
I think it has a issue similar to cfi.h; in fact the licence said: 

 * ATI Mach64 Register Definitions
 * Copyright (C) 1997 Michael AK Tesch
 *  written with much help from Jon Howell
 * Updated for 3D RAGE PRO and 3D RAGE Mobility by Geert Uytterhoeven
 * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
 * modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
 * as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version
 * 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

but it has this notice:

 * most of the rest of this file comes from ATI sample code

but, after some research
i've found that (in my opinion, i hope i'm wrong) the codes taken from
ATI website cannot be considered free.

thanks in advance 

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