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From 张铎(Duo Zhang) <palomino...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] NuttX Proposal
Date Wed, 27 Nov 2019 06:14:40 GMT
Hi, Justin, do these works need to be done before joining the incubator, or
we could do this during the incubating time, before we make the first
official release under the governance of ASF?

Thanks.

Justin Mclean <justin@classsoftware.com> 于2019年11月27日周三 下午12:21写道:

> Hi,
>
> > The releases were less formal but still very strict.  The (old) releases
> were tags in the the repositories.  I kept the ReleaseNotes and tarballs on
> on both SourceForge (which NuttX originally started) and on Bitbucket at:
> https://sourceforge.net/projects/nuttx/files/nuttx/  and
> https://bitbucket.org/nuttx/nuttx/downloads/.  I kept only the latest
> releases online.
>
> Thanks for the link I took a quick look and can see a couple of things
> that will need to change. Over all it’s in good shape Apache wise other
> only a few minor issue, there's two compiled files, I did notice one GPL
> licensed bit of software (./tools/mkimage.sh), three other files (READMEs)
> refer to free software which would need to be checked. You'll need to come
> up with a way of only replacing the right headers and the licensing is
> going to take a some effort to put together as I could count 160 odd
> distinct copyright owners in the release. There are tools to help with this
> but there’s going to be some manual boring work required. Given the number
> of 3rd party licenses there might be something in there that’s not
> compatible with the ALv2.
>
> > It also occurs to me that that there are a few non-standard BSD licenses
> from silicon vendors.  They have four clauses, the standard three plus one
> that states that the code can only be used on the vendor's silicon.  For me
> that is not an issue because the code is hardware specific and applies only
> to the vendor's silicon anyway.  So it states only the obvious.  But I
> should mention that too.
>
> That could be an issue as that’s going to be a restriction of use on top
> of the ALv2, however you could do what Mynewt did and ask the vendor(s) to
> change the license (they mostly did), find the same or similar code under
> another license, or treat it as an optional as not all users are going to
> require it.
>
> Thanks,
> Justin
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