[License-review] For Legacy Approval: eCos License version 2.0
john at dallaway.org.uk
Fri Aug 29 07:13:28 UTC 2014
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For the attention of the OSI License Committee:
The eCos License version 2.0 has been in widespread use since May 2002
as the license of the eCos real-time operating system. It is based on
the GNU General Public License version 2 and incorporates an exception
clause which limits the circumstances in which the license applies to
other code when used in conjunction with eCos-licensed code.
The eCos License version 2.0 is officially recognised as a
GPL-compatible free software license by the Free Software Foundation.
On behalf of the eCos maintainers I am hereby submitting the eCos
License version 2.0 to be considered for Legacy Approval as an Open
Source License. The eCos maintainers recognize the significance of OSI
approval in the selection of open source software by technology decision
The rationale for this license is described at:
Based on those licenses already approved by the OSI in the Legacy
Approval category, I would recommend allocation to the "Non-reusable
licenses" proliferation category.
The full text of the eCos License version 2.0 is appended to this message.
On behalf of the eCos maintainers
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This file is part of eCos, the Embedded Configurable Operating System.
Copyright (C) 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006,
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Free Software Foundation,
eCos is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free
Software Foundation; either version 2 or (at your option) any later version.
eCos is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY
WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
with eCos; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51
Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.
As a special exception, if other files instantiate templates or use
macros or inline functions from this file, or you compile this file and
link it with other works to produce a work based on this file, this file
does not by itself cause the resulting work to be covered by the GNU
General Public License. However the source code for this file must still
be made available in accordance with section (3) of the GNU General
Public License v2.
This exception does not invalidate any other reasons why a work based on
this file might be covered by the GNU General Public License.
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