[License-review] For Legacy Approval: eCos License version 2.0

John Dallaway john at dallaway.org.uk
Sat Aug 30 09:49:59 UTC 2014

On Fri Aug 29 15:52:12 UTC 2014, Richard Fontana wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 08:13:28AM +0100, John Dallaway wrote:
>> 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.
> I don't believe the OSI has generally considered for certification
> permissive exceptions to the GPL or other Open Source licenses (though
> I'm not sure if that's written-down official policy). I think only
> LGPLv3 would fall into this category and it is historically a special
> case.

The (OSI-approved) wxWindows Library Licence would also fall into this


John Dallaway

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