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From Devdeep Singh <>
Subject RE: Regrading support for intel txt
Date Tue, 14 May 2013 13:49:57 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chip Childers []
> Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 6:58 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Regrading support for intel txt
> On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 12:33:21PM +0000, Devdeep Singh wrote:
> > The API library and the API documentation are behind an account which
> Intel provides. So should we get in touch with legal for this? If yes, who can
> help here?
> >
> > Given this, is it still possible to keep it as a separate profile which is disabled
> by default if legal permits?
> >
> > Regards,
> > Devdeep
> This is problematic IMO for 2 reasons:
> #1 Community angle:
> ===================
> If it's not possible for some to access that library, even if we make it it's own
> build target, then how can anyone test it?  On one hand, we place a burden
> on ourselves in a similar way for every non-oss dependency.  On the other
> hand, the fact that we already *sort of* deal with this already might mean that
> the difference is minimal WRT community issues.  Have you tried asking Intel if
> they would switch to open publication of the library (not for open sourcing it,
> although that wouldn't suck).

I have reached out to them regarding open publication of the library and am waiting for an
answer from them.
> #2 Legal aspects:
> =================
> Any discussion of the legal aspects will start with a copy of the license itself.
> We're stuck without that.  We need to understand what we are dealing with
> here in the project first, and then we should bring any questions to legal-
> discuss@a.o after our initial review.

I have asked them for the license text of the library. Waiting to get it from them. 

> -chip

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