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

Michael Riepe a écrit :
> 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".
> > 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*.

I agree ! But Juergen should not forget that lgpl code said you could
NOT modify the sources without redistribut it.
We could juste 'link' it with other IP.

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