[En-Nut-Discussion] Where does the LICENSE_ST_GUIDANCE_ONLY require from
bon at elektron.ikp.physik.tu-darmstadt.de
Fri Feb 1 11:17:51 CET 2013
>>>>> "Henrik" == Henrik Maier <hmnews at proconx.com> writes:
Henrik> On 27/01/2013 7:01 PM, Henrik Maier wrote:
>> On 27/01/2013 2:36 AM, Harald Kipp wrote:
>>> The problem with this clause is, that it doesn't provide any license
>>> at all. Taking it strictly: Nobody allowed you to use or distribute
>>> this code. Packing it into Nut/OS is actually illegal, because the
>>> (unknown) author doesn't give any permission to do so.
>> The license text of the STM32F2xx Standard Peripherals Library
>> Drivers is as follow:
>> " License
>> The enclosed firmware and all the related documentation are not
>> covered by a License Agreement, if you need such License you can
>> contact your local STMicroelectronics office.
>> THE PRESENT FIRMWARE PRESENT FIRMWARE WHICH IS FOR GUIDANCE ONLY AIMS AT PROVIDING
>> CUSTOMERS WITH CODING INFORMATION REGARDING THEIR PRODUCTS IN ORDER
>> FOR THEM TO SAVE TIME. AS A RESULT, STMICROELECTRONICS SHALL NOT BE
>> HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WITH
>> RESPECT TO ANY CLAIMS ARISING FROM THE CONTENT OF SUCH FIRMWARE
>> AND/OR THE USE MADE BY CUSTOMERS OF THE CODING INFORMATION CONTAINED
>> HEREIN IN CONNECTION WITH THEIR PRODUCTS. "
Henrik> I found the full text of ST's Liberty license here:
Henrik> and from my interpretation re-distribution would be excluded.
As always, legal texts don't make clear statements. Reading the license
> ST grants you ...to:
> make copies ... for the sole purpose of providing documentation for the
> product and it's usage
> You may not sublicense... for _commercial__ purpose...
So what else do we do then to document the product. And we don't
redistribute for commercial purpose.
But all that is open for doubts. Maybe there i chance to discuss with
relevant people atEmbedded World...
Uwe Bonnes bon at elektron.ikp.physik.tu-darmstadt.de
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