[ECOS] use redboot for proprietary OS

Bart Veer bartv@ecoscentric.com
Sat Dec 21 22:30:00 GMT 2002

>>>>> "Max" == max  <maxrtos@yahoo.com> writes:

    Max> Is the following scenario is covered by the exception of ecos
    Max> 2.0 GPL?

    Max> Someone wants use redboot for his exisiting proprietary OS.
    Max> They may change some redboot code to suit their need, so this
    Max> part of code will be under GPL, but their OS code above will
    Max> not have any GPL obligation.

The proprietary OS can only be affected by the GPL+exception license
if it incorporates code from RedBoot or eCos. If the proprietary OS is
completely independent then there are no licensing implications: the
resulting image is just a data file as far as RedBoot is concerned,
and the GPL does not impose any restrictions on the data that can be


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