[En-Nut-Discussion] Where does the LICENSE_ST_GUIDANCE_ONLY require from
hmnews at proconx.com
Sun Jan 27 10:01:48 CET 2013
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:
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 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.
So this is in essence a non-license indeed. I am not sure how to best
deal with this. If we can't include this code then this is a show
stopper for most ST32F processors. Maybe we could get a license from ST
to include it with Nut/OS?
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