[ECOS] RedBoot banner

Chris Zimman czimman@bloomberg.com
Tue Feb 3 23:52:00 GMT 2009

> I would /like/ it to say it's got the eCos GPL derivative, but I believe
> it would be a requirement to comply with 2(c) of the GPL, which implies
> more than that.

OK, well the standard "I am not a lawyer" applies here for me, so I digress.

> Actually I don't like the verbosity myself either, you seem to be thinking
> I do :-).

Sorry, I understood wrongly
> An alternative is to shove some of this into the 'version' command
> specifically so that while a manual invocation of the version command is
> more verbose, the banner isn't in which case the banner could be e.g. with
> Sergei's example:
> RedBoot(tm) bootstrap and debug environment [ROM]
> Version UNKNOWN - built 12:06:17, Feb  2 2009
> Copyright (C) 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> RedBoot is free software. Type 'version' for license and warranty terms.
> Platform: Olimex LPC-H2294 header board (ARM7TDMI-S)
> RAM: 0x81000000-0x81100000, [0x81005900-0x810e1000] available
> FLASH: 0x80000000-0x803fffff, 8 x 0x2000 blocks, 63 x 0x10000 blocks
> RedBoot>
> I don't think this is strictly compliant with 2(c) in the letter, but it
> is in the spirit and I don't have an issue with it.
> Ok compromise?

For my $.02, that's pretty fair.


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