Fw: Applying CRX port to Newlib project
Fri Oct 1 08:17:00 GMT 2004
Tomer Levi wrote:
> 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 ?
These are written by Cygnus which is now Red Hat. If you look at the end of
COPYING.NEWLIB, you will see that:
Unless otherwise stated in each remaining newlib file, the remaining
files in the newlib subdirectory default to the following copyright.
It should be noted that Red Hat Incorporated now owns copyrights
belonging to Cygnus Solutions and Cygnus Support.
Seeing as we didn't write your new files - this clause shouldn't trigger in this
-- Jeff J.
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" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> Subject: Re: Applying CRX port to Newlib project
> On Wed, 2004-09-29 at 11:18, Tomer Levi wrote:
>>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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