[U-Boot] [PATCH] SBx81CFC960: embed Fman microcode in the bootloader

Timur Tabi timur at freescale.com
Fri Sep 21 18:30:41 CEST 2012

Wolfgang Denk wrote:
> Dear judge.packham at gmail.com,
> In message <1348216335-18105-1-git-send-email-judge.packham at gmail.com> you wrote:
>> From: Chris Packham <judge.packham at gmail.com>
>> Instead of storing the mircocode in a separate flash block simply embed
>> the image as C code array of bytes.
> What exactly is the licensing of this code?

It's not GPL-compatible, so linking the code with U-boot and shipping the
binary as one blob is probably a GPL violation.  That's why I created the
"QE firmware binary format" and wrote all that code to treat the firmware
as a separate binary blob.

Timur Tabi
Linux kernel developer at Freescale

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