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[Savannah-hackers] Re: submission of lwIP - A Lightweight TCP/IP Stack -
[Savannah-hackers] Re: submission of lwIP - A Lightweight TCP/IP Stack - savannah.nongnu.org
24 Sep 2002 19:34:09 +0200
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I'm evaluating the project you submitted for approval in Savannah.
The license you chose qualifies your software as Free
Software but it is incompatible with the GNU GPL License.
We've chosen to host only software published under licenses
compatible with the GPL. The main reason is that only
this policy will let us mix different files from the different
projects hosted, without licensing troubles.
Your license is, if I'm not mistaking, similar to the original BSD. It
can be a good option to switch to the Modified BSD License.
If you're willing to switch to a GPL-compatible license, please
You can get a list of various licenses and comments about them
that should help you to understand our position.
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> A package was submitted to savannah.nongnu.org
> This mail was sent to address@hidden, address@hidden
> Leon Woestenberg <address@hidden> described the package as follows:
> License: mbsd
> Other License: lwIP is freely available under a BSD-style license.
> Copyright (c) 2001, Swedish Institute of Computer Science. All rights
> Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
> modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
> 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice,
> this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
> 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice,
> this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation
> and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
> 3. Neither the name of the Institute nor the names of its contributors may be
> used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without
> specific prior written permission.
> THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE INSTITUTE AND CONTRIBUTORS ``AS IS\'\' AND
> ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
> WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE
> DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE INSTITUTE OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR
> ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL
> DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR
> SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER
> CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY,
> OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE
> OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
> Package: lwIP - A Lightweight TCP/IP Stack
> System name: lwip
> Type: non-GNU
> lwIP - A Lightweight TCP/IP Stack
> lwIP is a small independent implementation of the TCP/IP protocol suite that
> has been developed by Adam Dunkels at the Computer and Networks Architectures
> lab at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science as part of the Connected
> The focus of the lwIP TCP/IP implementation is to reduce the RAM usage while
> still having a full scale TCP. This makes lwIP suitable for use in embedded
> systems with tenths of kilobytes of free RAM and room for around 40 kilobytes
> of code ROM.
> As Adam Dunkels is heavily involved in another project at the institue at
> this time (September 2002), regular contributors to lwIP have volunteered to
> maintain lwIP using CVS to merge documentation, fixes and extensions, with
> Adam\'s agreement. Once Adam has CVS in place at the Swedish Institute of
> Computer Science, this project probably is used as Adam Dunkels new lwIP
> source code baseline.
> After that, this project might co-exist with Adam\'s baseline and provide a
> base for more experimental or radical architecture changes in lwIP.
> This project is already available at http://www.sics.se/~adam/lwip/
> Other Software Required:
> Other Comments:
> A mailing list exists for lwIP. This can be found on the lwIP home page,
> which is http://www.sics.se/~adam/lwip/
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