[meta-freescale] [PATCH] fsl-eula-unpack: deploy Freescale EULA
Ann.Thornton at freescale.com
Mon Jun 8 07:09:03 PDT 2015
I think you are misunderstanding what this says. It is saying that the
licenses in the software override this. So the GPL licensed code is
still GPL, etc.
On 6/8/2015 8:01 AM, Otavio Salvador wrote:
> Dear Lauren,
> On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 2:27 PM, Lauren Post <Lauren.Post at freescale.com> wrote:
>> All software is subject to agreement to, and compliance with, Freescale's
>> End User License Agreement. To have the right to use these binaries in
>> your images, you must read and accept the following terms. If there are
>> conflicting terms embedded in the software, the terms embedded in the
>> Software will control.
> I completely disagree with the change proposed by your lawyer. The
> statement seems completely wrong to me.
> When we use the "all" word this states that Freescale EULA overrides
> the license terms of:
> Linux kernel - GPL-2.0
> Qt5 - LGPL-3.0 / commercial
> and Freescale has no right to do so. The proposed text put Freescale
> at risk of license agreement glitch as when it is said "If there are
> conflicting terms embedded in the software, the terms embedded in the
> Software will control." it opens the door for someone to make a GPL
> application and contaminate EULA covered binaries (i.e Vivante's
> ones), just by linking at them and stating their license "controls"
> the license terms. It is clear that the lawyer is underestimating the
> complexity involved here.
> The text in use, nowadays, in the setup-environment:
> "Some BSPs depend on libraries and packages which are covered by Freescale's
> End User License Agreement (EULA). To have the right to use these binaries in
> your images, you need to read and accept the following..."
> Makes clear that it is user/customer duty to inspect the EULA and
> check if it is possible to agree with it, it makes clear libraries and
> packages might be under this license and its his/her duty to verify
/Microcontrollers Software and Applications
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