[ECOS] APB - Copyright assignment

Øyvind Harboe oyvind.harboe@zylin.com
Tue Oct 6 14:31:00 GMT 2009

Of course copyright assignment has nothing to do with
eCos as such. The same problem exists with *any* code
you include.

In fact eCos CVS contains lots of code where
FSF does not hold the copyright. jim tcl for starters but
I'm sure there's lots more.

E.g. libmicrohttpd is in the process of being relicensed to GPL
w/exception instead of LGPL.

libmicrohttpd "just works" with eCos so it will never become
part of eCos(at least to me that makes no sense). So there
one has to decide if one is happy with GPL + exception and
no copyright assignment to FSF(or someone other entity).

Risks are everywhere when doing business, I've tried not
to fuel any FUD w.r.t. open source above. Check your legal
counsel and consider carefully copyrights and licensing for
all projects...

Øyvind Harboe
ARM7 ARM9 ARM11 XScale Cortex
JTAG debugger and flash programmer

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