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

John Dallaway john at dallaway.org.uk
Sun Aug 31 14:30:20 UTC 2014

On Sun Aug 31 06:04:18 UTC 2014, Josh Berkus wrote:

>> 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.
> Wait, so "the Ecos license" is just the GPL with a tacked-on exception?
>  It's hard to think of this as an actual license ...

The GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) version 3 is a well-known
example of a license defined as GPL + exception.


John Dallaway

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