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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
commit73926e3059982da044b3466d488a09bd4bcb8a3d (patch)
treed7039a933b9fec79c106d03ffc1ba9d260de91d7 /LICENSE
parent462f360b11dbed2e15c571c4717994a5e617fabd (diff)
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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+Different components of meta-freescale are under different licenses (a mix
+of MIT and proprietary). Please see:
+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.