Licensing options for firmware

Scott Miller scott at
Wed Apr 6 18:02:27 UTC 2005

It's not strictly necessary for my purposes.  I want to benefit the user
community, but if manufacturers want to use the code, they can either
contribute something worthwhile or pay for a commercial license.  Ordinarily
the GPL would do that (a la MySQL), but it just won't cut it when we're
talking about separate hardware modules.

I'll look into Sleepycat.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ernest Prabhakar" <prabhaka at>
To: "Joel West" <svosrp at>
Cc: <scott at>; <license-discuss at>
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 10:55 AM
Subject: Re: Licensing options for firmware

> Hmm.  Last I checked the Sleepycat license was not "open source" -- 
> is my understanding out of date, or does that not matter for your
> purpose?
> -- Ernie P.

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