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Re: [f-cpu] License issues GPL/LGPL and Juergen Goeritz' SoC

On Tue, Sep 11, 2001 at 02:44:45PM +0200, Juergen Goeritz wrote:
> How about thinking of IPs as programs? When I run a program
> on an OS, the GPL license does not affect other programs that
> run on the same OS. When one runs the F-CPU IP on a chip how
> can it then affect the other IPs on the chip? Just imagine some
> kind of a loadable cpu core if you think this is to far ahead.
> If you now think of the other IPs being the 'operating system'
> to run the F-CPU IP you are on my view.

If you provide ways to install, remove, modify and replace any "program"
independently without destroying the rest, I might agree with you,
with one exception: all IPs should be considered "programs".

I don't like this approach much, but I guess it's reasonable to allow
this kind of "use", as long as users have the option to take advantage
of all the rights they've been granted by the F-CPU license, without
any restrictions.

 Michael "Tired" Riepe <Michael.Riepe@stud.uni-hannover.de>
 "All I wanna do is have a little fun before I die"
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