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authorDima Zavin <dmitriyz@waymo.com>2018-12-19 00:40:13 -0800
committerOtavio Salvador <otavio@ossystems.com.br>2019-01-10 10:59:06 -0200
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license: clarify the licensing for the project's metadata
Presently, the recipe files in meta-freescale are under an ambiguous license. There is a EULA file at the root, but it's clearly not meant to apply as the default license as it is only explicitly called out in a few recipes and mirrors the language of the LSDK. The yocto upstream projects are meant to be distributed under a more liberal license than the LSDK. There are several licenses listed is custom-licenses/, but those again only apply to specific recipes (e.g. NXP-Binary-EULA). The license for the recipes themselves (and for the layer metadata, etc.) is not clear and is problematic when attempting to host a mirror of this code. So, add a LICENSE file that describes this situation, and provide a reference copy of the MIT license (taken from poky/meta/). Signed-off-by: Dima Zavin <dmitriyz@waymo.com> Signed-off-by: Otavio Salvador <otavio@ossystems.com.br>
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diff --git a/COPYING.MIT b/COPYING.MIT
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+Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
+of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
+in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
+to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
+copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
+furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
+
+The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
+all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
+
+THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
+IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
+FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
+AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
+LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM,
+OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN
+THE SOFTWARE.
diff --git a/LICENSE b/LICENSE
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+Different components of meta-freescale are under different licenses (a mix
+of MIT and proprietary). Please see:
+
+COPYING.MIT (MIT)
+custom-licenses/* (Various EULAs, included by recipes)
+
+All metadata is MIT licensed unless otherwise stated. Source code and binaries
+included in tree for individual recipes are under the LICENSE stated in
+the associated recipe (.bb file) unless otherwise stated.
+
+License information for any other files is either explicitly stated
+or defaults to GPL version 2.