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Re: eCos License questions

Hi Richard

Ross Younger wrote:

> On 17/01/11 20:45, Richard Rauch wrote:
>> 2. How to distribute source code?
>> If some sourcecode must be made available, how we have to do this? Should
>> the code always be contributed to the eCos Community (eCos Maintainers) or
>> is it sufficient to keep the source code and deliver it to a interested
>> client on demand?
> I can't speak for the maintainers, but as a member of the community I
> would always prefer to see contributions and patches which enhance eCos
> to be posted - however, strictly speaking, there is no obligation to do so.
> The requirement from the GPL is to either deliver the relevant source
> code along with the object code, to allow it to be downloaded at the
> same time, or to make a written offer to provide a physical copy on
> request. See GPL v2 clause 3, or GPL v3 clause 6, for details.

I would add that contributing your code to the eCos project repository
is the best/easiest way to ensure that it remains compatible with other
eCos developments in the long term.

John Dallaway
eCos maintainer

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