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chibios:copyright [2015/07/06 10:41]
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-ChibiOS/RT copyright, contributions and copyright assignment policy.+ChibiOS copyright, contributions and copyright assignment policy.
  
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 ===== Copyright Assignment ===== ===== Copyright Assignment =====
  
-If you plan to contribute code to the ChibiOS/RT project then there is a requirement you should be aware of: contributing code for inclusion in the ChibiOS/RT **main line** requires  assigning the copyrights on the contributed code to me (Giovanni Di Sirio).\\+If you plan to contribute code to the ChibiOS project then there is a requirement you should be aware of: contributing code for inclusion in the ChibiOS **main line** requires  assigning the copyrights on the contributed code to me (Giovanni Di Sirio).\\
 This may sound a bit strange but is pretty standard for this kind of projects, there are several reasons for this requirement: This may sound a bit strange but is pretty standard for this kind of projects, there are several reasons for this requirement:
-  * ChibiOS/RT is also a commercial product and it would not be possible for me to re-license the code without ownership. Note that the commercial product is not a different or better product, just the same GPL product made available, on request, under a different license.+  * ChibiOS is also a commercial product and it would not be possible for me to re-license the code without ownership. Note that the commercial product is not a different or better product, just the same GPL product made available, on request, under a different license.
   * The code will always be available to you under the current licensing terms.   * The code will always be available to you under the current licensing terms.
   * Ownership is required when changing the licensing terms and this happens each time the project goes from development/unstable to stable and back because the addition/removal of the GPL linking exception.   * Ownership is required when changing the licensing terms and this happens each time the project goes from development/unstable to stable and back because the addition/removal of the GPL linking exception.
 
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