> iMax Tech Engineering wrote:
> I just like to raise a question of, if our company going to do some
> product with uClinux, what should do with RT-control? Are we needed to give
> royalty or something if we claim on the product that we're using Linux/uClinux
> as OS?
In gerneral: NO!
But you have to take several things into account:
1. You might save some development time when purchasing the uClinux-CD
(incl. printed docs?) from RT-Control, just like buying a Linux-Distribution
(SuSE, RedHat) instead of collecting everything from the web on your own :-)
2. The kernel-stuff is licensed under there terms of GPL (General Public
In short words, that means:
o you are not allowed to remove copyright notices in the source-files
(on the other hand, you are obligated to add copyright notices,
if you enhance or add new features)
o changes to the source-files made by you have to be given out
on request (except if you are using the modified version inhouse, only)
3. The existent user-space stuff is also GPLed, having the same constraints
as in 2.
4. For newly added files in user-space, you can choose a licence on you own,
since the underlaying libraries are falling under LGPL (called "Lesser" or
"Library" GPL) - but you will do yourself a favor, when also choosing GPL!
But that isn't allways posible, i.e. if you have bought Interlectual Property
(i realy dislike that word) from another company not exclusivly.
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