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RE: [avr-chat] µC/avr crypto lib

From: Weddington, Eric
Subject: RE: [avr-chat] µC/avr crypto lib
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 07:20:00 -0600


> -----Original Message-----
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>  On Behalf Of Bob Blick
> Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 12:45 AM
> To: avr-chat
> Subject: Re: [avr-chat] µC/avr crypto lib
> Hi Eric,
> Ahh, back to reasonable discourse. Good.
> So how can we license code and insure that improvements to it 
> go back to
> the community, while still allowing it to be used in a proprietary
> system? 

Note that in my original post I also mentioned GPL+exception, which is the 
license of libgcc (that comes with the compiler). Others (in the past) have 
pointed out to me that this is different from LGPL. As, I guess, the LGPL has 
some other issues with it as well that make it non-ideal. Having a library 
licensed as GPL+exception ensures that any changes to the library remain open 
and free, but that it can be linked with proprietary applications and those 
applications can remain proprietary.

I'm certainly fine with that choice, and it provides a win-win situation (IMO). 
The crypto library would see a lot more traffic in that case, and, assuming 
that the validation is complete, I would then be interested in perhaps 
including it in WinAVR.

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