[En-Nut-Discussion] Where does the LICENSE_ST_GUIDANCE_ONLY require from

Uwe Bonnes bon at elektron.ikp.physik.tu-darmstadt.de
Tue Feb 5 11:47:09 CET 2013

>>>>> "Henrik" == Henrik Maier <hmnews at proconx.com> writes:

    Henrik> On 2/02/2013 2:45 AM, Harald Kipp wrote:
    >> You are aware, that STM's Liberty License and the non-license text
    >> you posted before are different things, aren't you?

    Henrik> I got a bit confused indeed I must admit.

    >> The Nut/OS Configurator refers to the first one with
    >> LICENSE_ST_GUIDANCE_ONLY, while the second one requires to accept

    Henrik> I searched the trunk and could not find a file which uses the
    Henrik> Liberty license.

    Henrik> I think ST moved on from "Guidance" to "Liberty" last year. I
    Henrik> checked the latest version of the STM32F2 standard Peripheral
    Henrik> Library which uses now the Liberty V2 license. For example the
    Henrik> file system_stm32f2xx.c in the trunk is version 1.0.0 and
    Henrik> "Guidance" while the new current ST version is 1.1.0 and
    Henrik> licensed as "Liberty".

    Henrik> There are 22 files currently using the Guidance license which we
    Henrik> can move to the Liberty license by "upgrading" the trunk to the
    Henrik> latest version of ST's library. Mostly the "upgrade" is just a
    Henrik> merge of the new license text into each file.

    Henrik> This however makes only sense if the Liberty license is more
    Henrik> acceptable to us than the Guidance non-license.

    Henrik> At least that would result in having to accept and manage just
    Henrik> one ST license.

When updating the ST files in NutOs, I propose to put vendor delivered
files in a separate directory, documenting carefully the adaptation process
in SVN log for later repetion. I have a local branch for the F3, where I
tried to do so. I hope to upload the branch in the timefram of 1..2 weeks.

Uwe Bonnes                bon at elektron.ikp.physik.tu-darmstadt.de

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