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RE: Graphics routines for VMWare
- From: "Peter Dennett" <pdennett at padsoft dot com>
- To: "'Andrew Lunn'" <andrew at lunn dot ch>
- Cc: <ecos-devel at ecos dot sourceware dot org>
- Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 17:29:25 -0500
- Subject: RE: Graphics routines for VMWare
- Organization: PADSOFT, Inc
- Reply-to: <pdennett at padsoft dot com>
Thanks for the reminder but I was quite aware of this. My main interest in
this code is during the development phase of a project. One can test and
debug a graphical interface prior to having the actual target hardware. The
distributed product can be based on non-GPL code working with the target
hardware. As such the GPL is not so onerous since the code will not be
If there is enough interest in a contribution I can provide an assignable
version. The .c code is largely a clean room development. I would need to
groom the .h file to sanitize it.
Others have suggested it in the past but I will again. It would be useful
to have a separate GPL eCos repository (or branch) for such bits and pieces.
I will also shortly be contributing a patch to if_lancepci.c to support
multicasting under VMWare.
Peter Dennett Office: 281 334 3800
www.padsoft.com Cell: 713 899 6100
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:ecos-devel-
> email@example.com] On Behalf Of Andrew Lunn
> Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 2:25 PM
> To: Peter Dennett
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Graphics routines for VMWare
> On Fri, Oct 13, 2006 at 10:03:10AM -0500, Peter Dennett wrote:
> > For those interested in developing eCos applications under VMWare
> > attached are a couple of files that support access to the SVGA
> > adapter emulated by VMWare. ?This has been tested under Workstation
> > 5.5.
> Hi Peter
> Unfortunately, this is GPL code. So we cannot incorporate it into the
> eCos repository. The GPL license would spread from this code into the
> rest of eCos and then into the application, so requiring that people
> who develop applications using this code would have to make there
> application sources available under the terms of the GPL. Most people
> don't want to do this, they have the intellectual property of there
> product in those sources.