[Bug 2022] A generic BSP for the Xilinx Virtex 4 (PPC 405)

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Tue Feb 21 23:54:08 UTC 2012


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--- Comment #7 from Gedare <gedare at rtems.org> 2012-02-21 17:54:08 CST ---

The tone of this conversation has turned a bit sour. I think there is just some
small misunderstanding that mostly stems from the lack of clear licensing and
the use of the word derived.

IANAL, but here is my take.

Some files are missing Licensing information. The block of
verbatim..endverbatim looks like boilerplate copyright notice that places no
restrictions on use, which is FINE to have---there are lots of them throughout
the source. But it is just a disclaimer and is not a license agreement.

We need in addition to this notice something like:
+ *  The license and distribution terms for this file may be
+ *  found in the file LICENSE in this distribution or at
+ *  http://www.rtems.com/license/LICENSE.
in each new file. I don't believe the distribution terms listed in the
copyright disclaimer will conflict with the distribution terms in the LICENSE
file. (Or some other license that is OSI approved and has the linking exception
needed by RTEMS and places no restrictions on re-distribution.)

You might see if your university's office of technology (or whomever) has
updated information on adding open source licenses.

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