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Bug 664590 - sys-firmware/intel-microcode-20180807_p20180808-r2 and r3 have wrong licence intel-ucode-20180807
Summary: sys-firmware/intel-microcode-20180807_p20180808-r2 and r3 have wrong licence ...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 664134
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal major (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-08-25 15:53 UTC by Stephan Karacson
Modified: 2018-08-26 06:30 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Stephan Karacson 2018-08-25 15:53:08 UTC
sys-firmware/intel-microcode-20180807_p20180808-r2 and -r3 forces the user to accept the licence file /usr/portage/licenses/intel-ucode-20180807 that was included in microcode-20180807.tgz from intel which is very large and restrictive.

According to an article from this could have been an mistake (with some NDA thing).

They also point out that intel has released a new licence and a new set: microcode-20180807a.tgz which is much shorter and easier to handle.

Just wanted to get you knowing.
Comment 1 Thomas Deutschmann gentoo-dev 2018-08-26 06:30:03 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 664134 ***