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Re: [f-cpu] Re: Project short description

On Tue, 4 Sep 2001, Michael Riepe wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 04, 2001 at 09:22:36AM +0200, Juergen Goeritz wrote:
> [...]
> > > If you make a SoC that includes an F-CPU core, the source code for the
> > > entire chip must be released under the terms of the GPL because it's a
> > > derived work.  If you can live with that restriction...
> > 
> > No, I can't. I was wondering if it could be changed to the
> > more open LGPL license style like with LEON. Is this possible?
> We had that discussion (again!) some weeks ago...
> For the moment, my answer is "no".

That's a pity because I also don't want to open my design
without any return involved. How to solve this situation?

> > On the other hand, if it's not possible to change to LGPL,
> > I would not want to invest my own money but only go for it
> > when there is enough funding money and goods. Up to now my
> > opinion was that you can't really live from open projects.
> > But you are invited to proove the opposite...
> We have to prove nothing, since we never claimed to be able to make
> money with the F-CPU.  On the other hand, switching to LGPL won't make
> us rich and famous, either.  I agree that commercial F-CPU users might
> benefit from LGPL, but my primary goal never was to enable companies to
> make lots of money, without having to return *anything*.

Hmh! Why not found an AG and you become shareholders until
the proof of concept is done and the first chip released?
This way we could start with only about 100K DM.

> Interested in the mCluster project, or in F-CPU development?

Interested in a new architecture that must be extendable
and free the developer from that creapy kernel/driver and
whatsoever low level adaption stuff and provide software
portability. I do not focus on a processor alone...


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