InfiniBand arrives (with Microsoft patents?)
Posted Nov 24, 2004 17:22 UTC (Wed) by danielpf
Parent article: InfiniBand arrives
In older versions of the drivers one could find this text.
It would be nice if this question about SDP
was cleared out.
> OPENIB.ORG SDP SOURCE (2004-03-17 drop)
> ---------- --- ------
> This package contains SDP sources that may contain Microsoft
> intellectual property. See below for more details.
> SDP INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
> --- ------------ --------
> Microsoft believes that they own certain intellectual property
> relating to the Sockets Direct Protocol (SDP). Therefore, we are
> including the following disclaimer required by Microsoft's license
> in SDP source that relates to the implementation of the protocol:
> "This source code may incorporate intellectual property owned by
> Microsoft Corporation. Our provision of this source code does not
> include any licenses or any other rights to you under any
> Microsoft intellectual property. If you would like a license from
> Microsoft (e.g., to rebrand, redistribute), you need to contact
> Microsoft directly."
> We realize that this is incompatible with open source licensing, and
> we are working to find a more satisfactory solution, but for the
> time being we are forced to comply with Microsoft's license.
> Please make sure you have fully understood the implications of
> Microsoft's claims before you redistribute any of the SDP source
> that contains the above disclaimer.
>  <http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/ip/standards/>>
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