Request Review for RTEMS License (Legacy?)

Chuck Swiger chuck at
Mon Aug 18 20:14:38 UTC 2008

Hi, Joel--

On Aug 18, 2008, at 7:50 AM, Joel Sherrill wrote:
> Project: RTEMS (
> License:
> The RTEMS license is a modified GPLv2 which is based
> upon the license used for the GCC language run-times.

Perhaps you may have wanted to place your code under the LGPL rather  
than the GPLv2 plus an exception for using the runtime classes and  
headers...?  Anyway, granting additional permissions doesn't change  
the status of the GPLv2, which is already OSI approved; or you might  
consider switching to the GPLv3 which provides more explicit handling  
of this in clause 7 about "Additional Terms".


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