Fw: Applying CRX port to Newlib project

Tomer Levi Tomer.Levi@nsc.com
Thu Sep 30 09:51:00 GMT 2004

Hi Ralf,

If you look at other architectures, such as iq2000 or i960, you will 
notice that all their files doesn't contain a copyright nor licensing.
So, can you explain the status of these ports ? I just thought to adapt 
this solution to CRX port.
If this is not acceptable by you, i can add licensing message in the same 
format as in 
other ports files ("The authors hereby grant permission to use...").

If one of these options is preferable, please respond quickly and i will 
send a new patch.
Thanks for your guidance.

      Tomer Levi

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"Ralf Corsepius" <ralf_corsepius@rtems.org>
Sent by: newlib-owner@sources.redhat.com
09/30/2004 10:14 AM
        To:     "Newlib List" <newlib@sources.redhat.com>
        Subject:        Re: Applying CRX port to Newlib project

On Wed, 2004-09-29 at 11:18, Tomer Levi wrote:
> Hi Jeff,
> Jeff Johnston wrote :

> Jeff Johnston wrote :
> >  1. You have no licensing in your files, just a copyright.
> >      You should talk to your employer to see what is acceptable.
> >      Newlib prefers BSD-compatible or freer.  GPL or proprietary code 
> >      not accepted.

> Is it agreeable to remove all 'National Semiconductor Corporation' 
> copyright from headers of CRX files, as a solution for this legal issue 

You seem to be mixing up copyright with license. These are different

* A copyright notice denotes a party claiming "mental ownership" on
something ("Copyright NSC" means: "We, NSC are the original authors").
* A license denotes the rights the copyright owner gives away to others.

Some (many) of your files don't carry license terms, so it is not
obvious and clear, if newlib and newlib's users are legitimated to use
and modify these files.


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