[ECOS] Goahead Web Server on i386

kjell@techtribe.se kjell@techtribe.se
Mon Jan 6 09:49:00 GMT 2003

The GoAhead comes with its own non-GPL license, which can be found in 
the "license.txt" file in the top of its source tree (www.goahead.com)

It's a non-exclusive license (e.g. all IPR is kept by GoAhead), 
essentially stating that one may freely and without royalties "use, 
reproduce, modify, copy and distribute" the webserver source code as 
well as the resulting binaries, provided that any modifications to the 
webserver sources are distributed along with it. Additionally, one 
should within 30 days of distribution-start contribute back any source 
modifications to GoAhead, and one is also restricted not to change the 
"server identification field" of the first http response message.

As for what goes for the SSL stuff; I'm aware that there are possible 
patent and licensing issues for some (many?) of the algorithms provided 
in the OpenSSL package. Since we have only wrapped this up for internal 
try-outs, we haven't spent much effort into checking those licensing 
details in any greater depth.

But since the port turned out to be pretty straightforward and the SSL 
proved to be working quite well, maybe someone interested in using the 
SSL would be willing to dig deeper into its licensing and patent details?

Cheers, /Kjell
Kjell Svensson                 Embedded Technology Manager
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Peter Vandenabeele wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 05, 2003 at 08:21:06PM +0100, kjell@techtribe.se wrote:
>>Hi Fred,
>>We have quite recently built and deployed the latest GoAhead webserver 
>>onto the latest i386 pc eCos platform (using the newer FreeBSD/KAME 
>>TCPIP stack).
> Under what license is it distributed ?
> Thanks,
> Peter

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