A question about the license of rtems

Ralf Corsepius ralf.corsepius at rtems.org
Fri Sep 26 10:33:34 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-09-26 at 17:47 +0800, PowerMan wrote:
> hello,
>     I am developing a security production using rtems.
> because of the GPL license of rtmes, I should share the
> source code.
>     but the production is designed to solve security problem.
> Opening the source would make the production useless.
Not opening the sources means you to apply "security by obscurity".

You may want to google about what people think about this. To me (and
many others), it means you to be lying about security to yourself.

> Bad people could crack our system easily.
In longer terms, "security by obscurity" will never work, esp. should
your application see wider exposure to the public.

>     So, I make rtems to a library, my key code to another lib.
> Then I link them together to produce the final execution.
> Need I open the key code?
No, Tim is right.


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