Samsung oneNAND flash memory driver
grube300 at gmx.net
Fri Feb 24 21:35:32 CET 2006
Alltough www.linuxdevices.com states in
that samsung offers a driver for new flash-devices under GPL,
if you try to dowload the driver from their website,
you have to sign a license agreement which restricsts usage
of this driver to only samsung devices.
The driver is said to work closely with mtd.
The license seems incompatible with GPL, so
I think the drive can not be used legally within linux/mtd.
Did not make any further inverstigations nor download the driver.
Here is the text-
OneNAND Low Level Driver Software License Agreement
PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS BEFORE USING
THIS ONENAND LOW LEVEL DRIVER SOFTWARE AND ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTATION
("SOFTWARE") PROVIDED BY SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. ("SAMSUNG"). IF YOU
DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS ONENAND LOW LEVEL DRIVER
SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT ("AGREEMENT"), DO NOT USE THE SOFTWARE.
YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO BIND TO THE TERMS
OF THIS AGREEMENT ANY ENTITY FOR WHOM YOU ARE AN EMPLOYEE OR AGENT AND WHICH
OBTAINS THE SOFTWARE PURSUANT TO SUCH ACTION.
CONDITION OF LICENSE. You agree, represent and warrant that you make
and/or sell products which will be used in conjunction with Samsung OneNAND
memory products ("Licensee Products").
LIMITED LICENSE. Samsung grants to you a nonexclusive, nontransferable
and royalty-free license to use, modify, reproduce, and distribute the
for the sole purpose of enabling Licensee Products to interoperate
with Samsung OneNAND memory. You must reproduce and include all
copyright notices and any other proprietary rights notices appearing on the
OWNERSHIP. Except as expressly licensed above, no title, ownership, or
intellectual property rights of any kind, express or implied, are
transferred to you, and all right, title, and interest in and to the
Software remains with Samsung.
NO SUPPORT. Samsung is under no obligation whatsoever to update,
maintain, or provide new versions or other support for the Software. Samsung
may make changes to the Software at any time without notice to you.
NO WARRANTY. The Software is provided "AS IS" without warranty of any
kind. SAMSUNG EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING FOR ANY COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE.
SAMSUNG DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SOFTWARE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR
THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SOFTWARE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.
FURTHERMORE, SAMSUNG DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR
THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE SOFTWARE IN TERMS OF ITS CORRECTNESS,
ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF USE OR
PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE REMAINS WITH YOU.
NO LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT SHALL SAMSUNG OR ITS AFFILIATED COMPANIES BE
LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR SPECIAL
DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS,
BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR LOSS OF INFORMATION) ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF OR
INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE, EVEN IF SAMSUNG HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
TERMINATION: This Agreement is effective until terminated. This
Agreement may be terminated by you at any time or by Samsung if you fail to
cure any breach of this Agreement within sixty (60) days' written notice of
breach by Samsung. Upon termination, the licenses granted to you shall
terminate, and you shall cease all use and distribution of, and cease
exercising any and all other rights granted under this Agreement with
respect to, the Software.
GENERAL: This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between
Samsung and you regarding the subject matter hereof and supersedes all
previous oral or written communications between the parties. This Agreement
shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, USA, without
regard to its conflict of laws rules.
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