[En-Nut-Discussion] Licensing issues
bon at elektron.ikp.physik.tu-darmstadt.de
Mon Sep 10 15:08:28 CEST 2012
>>>>> "Ole" == Ole Reinhardt <ole.reinhardt at embedded-it.de> writes:
Ole> @Uwe and Harald:
Ole> What is the current status about these licenses? Especially the
Ole> Does not allow us to even publish our code as long as we do not
Ole> fully adhere to their license terms, especially:
Ole> "...and provided further that such Licensed Software or derivative
Ole> works of the Licensed Software execute solely and exclusively on
Ole> microcontroller devices manufactured by or for ST"
Ole> But this term also makes me thinking about the whole issue again:
Ole> In my understanding they say that their code may only be published
Ole> as long as it will run in their CPUs. But Nut/OS does not include
Ole> this code for any other CPU, right?
That is my feeling too:
only will include the file when working with STM32. But I am no expert with
licenses. Harald has the last word.
Ole> Would this allow us to remove the dependencies to their license
Ole> agreement in the configurator?
Ole> Anyway I would definately feel much better if we get a clean BSDL
Ole> confirming licensing.
Ole> @Harald: Didn't you say that you have a good contact to STM? Is
Ole> there any chance to get into dialog with them to clean-up their
Ole> licenses or get a exception to it?
This would be the cleanest solution...
Uwe Bonnes bon at elektron.ikp.physik.tu-darmstadt.de
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