[ECOS] Are copyright assignments detrimental to eCos?

Alexander Neundorf neundorf@kde.org
Fri Apr 4 04:11:00 GMT 2008


On Friday 04 April 2008, Jiri Gaisler wrote:
> Using LGPL does not require you ship your firmware as
> object files and link later. My understanding of LGPL
> is that you can ship proprietary core linked with LGPL
> code, without having to open-source the proprietary
> code. 

Yes, you don't have to ship your code if you link to a LGPL library.
But you have to ship your executable in such a form that the user can create a 
new version of it if he wants to use a different version of the LGPLd 
library.
This means you don't have to ship source code, but object files or a static 
library.

For desktop-applications this is different, if you link to a LGPL shared 
library you can just replace the shared library with another version and 
everything is fine.

You can have a look at the LGPL, it is written somewhere, I don't remember the 
exact words.

Alex

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