CodeSourcery's licensing of newlib files
Wed Oct 23 20:13:00 GMT 2013
On 10/23/2013 3:09 PM, Gregory Fong wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 6:03 AM, freddie_chopin <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Currently I have an opportunity to work with CodeSourcery's ARM toolchains in the "full" (paid) version. The thing that caught my eye is the strange license of the header files, that are - of course - newlib files...
>> /* This file is part of the CodeSourcery C Library (CSLIBC).
>> Copyright (c) 2009 CodeSourcery, Inc.
>> THIS FILE CONTAINS PROPRIETARY, CONFIDENTIAL, AND TRADE SECRET
>> INFORMATION OF CODESOURCERY AND/OR ITS LICENSORS.
>> and so on... Can they attach sth like that to newlib's files?
> Yes, that's permitted under the BSD license.
Not all code in newlib is BSD licensed but the others likely allow it
Permitted doesn't make it cool or nice.
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