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SubjectRe: Monta Vista software license terms

Jeff,

Since you have not signed their contract for product, you have no idea if
there are restrictions. Nor do I.

Remember "Contract Law" may restrict what their customers can do.

Andre Hedrick
LAD Storage Consulting Group

On Wed, 5 Feb 2003, jeff millar wrote:

> So...could some kind soul with the source simply post it somewhere?
> MontaVista doesn't have to provide it on their site. But they can't prevent
> anyone with a copy from posting it. I've got some hardware from an old
> project running hardhat linux and would like to upgrade.
>
> They used to post it and it helped. I had a "frank exchange of views" with
> the MontaVista marketing folks about their change in policy a while back.
>
> Some questions about posting the source, though...
> 1. Can MontaVista add separate terms to their purchase agreement that
> forbid/discourage/impede publishing the source?
> 2. What if MV mixes GPL and proprietary code in the directories to make
> it difficult to post the GPL portion?
>
> jeff
>
> > > dj> I'm told that the preview kits do include kernel source,
> > > dj> although I haven't checked for myself in a couple of months.
> > >
> > So that you got the binaries now could you check where their written offer
> > is and post it to lkml? Afterwards anyone on this list could ask them
> > for their source (and at least I want to).
> >
> > Btw, what do people think of a regular list where anyone who got such
> > an offer can post it so anyone else can get source aswell?
>
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