[ECOS] eCos copyright assignment for Freescale IMX35 RedBoot

Øyvind Harboe oyvind.harboe@zylin.com
Fri Oct 9 09:58:00 GMT 2009

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 11:20 AM, Daniel Morris <danielm@ecoscentric.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 09, 2009 at 07:49:51AM +0200, Øyvind Harboe wrote:
>> How can I find out if Freescale has signed a copyright assignment
>> for their RedBoot changes?
>> http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/prod_summary.jsp?code=IMX35PDK
>> Ask Freescale?
>> "We have a policy of respecting all open source licenses."
>> That is a great start and good to hear, but it doesn't answer my question...
> And do you think attempts at public ridicule or embarrassment will?


And if anyone at Freescale is listening in on this, then please
accept my apologies.

My major worry is that GPL code has crept into their RedBoot
changes. As it seems pretty clear that they have not made a generic
eCos HAL, but rather customized RedBoot to load Linux on their
hardware, then presumably,  Freescale wouldn't have to worry about
the eCos code becoming GPL.

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

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