[ECOS] Red Hat and FSF Copyrights

Andy Jackson andy@grapevinetech.co.uk
Wed Nov 22 18:07:00 GMT 2006


Whilst browsing through old posts, I came across this one - what is the 
current situation, as I don't recall hearing anything recently?

Thanks,

    Andy..

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jonathan Larmour" <jifl@eCosCentric.com>
To: "eCos discussion" <ecos-discuss@ecos.sourceware.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 1:43 PM
Subject: [ECOS] Red Hat and FSF Copyrights


> People will be pleased to know that Red Hat have finally completed the 
> assignment of eCos to the Free Software Foundation, originally announced 
> in January 2004. This was the main obstacle to the transition of the eCos 
> project to the FSF.
>
> For a while, we will be in a state of transition, and there will be 
> temporary inconsistencies. But for now, any copyrights in relation to Red 
> Hat in eCos software can be considered to now be the FSF. Copyrights owned 
> by maintainers and those assigned to eCosCentric will be transferred 
> shortly.
>
> There is a possibility of RedBoot being renamed due to trademark issues. 
> We aren't certain if this will definitely be required and are still 
> checking with the FSF lawyers, but it is a real possibility. We'll let 
> everyone know if that decision is reached.
>
> A more formal announcement will be made when the transition is fully 
> complete. But we thought we'd share the good news with people.
>
> And thanks to Red Hat and the FSF for completing the transition.
>
> Jifl, on behalf of the maintainers
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