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From Hen <bay...@apache.org>
Subject Re: License doubts regarding addition of external APIs.
Date Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:18:55 GMT
It would be Category X imo.

This is a field of use restriction:

"4. This software, with or without modification, must only be used with a
   Nordic Semiconductor ASA integrated circuit."

Hen


On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 10:08 AM, Miguel Azevedo <miguellazev@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi,
>
> In order to run Apache Mynewt on Nordic MCU's we are using Nordic's
> SDK from an external repository. The latest version of this SDK went
> through a license update to the following text, which is present on
> every file:
>
> Copyright (c) 2010 - 2017, Nordic Semiconductor ASA
>
> All rights reserved.
>
> 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, except as embedded into a Nordic
>    Semiconductor ASA integrated circuit in a product or a software update
> for
>    such product, 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 Nordic Semiconductor ASA nor the names of its
>    contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from
> this
>    software without specific prior written permission.
>
> 4. This software, with or without modification, must only be used with a
>    Nordic Semiconductor ASA integrated circuit.
>
> 5. Any software provided in binary form under this license must not be
> reverse
>    engineered, decompiled, modified and/or disassembled.
>
> THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY NORDIC SEMICONDUCTOR ASA "AS IS" AND ANY
> EXPRESS
> OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
> WARRANTIES
> OF MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
> ARE
> DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL NORDIC SEMICONDUCTOR ASA 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.
>
> =============================== END ============================
>
> Link here: http://developer.nordicsemi.com/nRF5_SDK/nRF5_SDK_v14.x.x/
> doc/14.0.0/nRF5_Nordic_license.txt
>
> There has been some discussion on whether this license is
> Apache-compatible or not, and whether some of these files would be
> eligible to be added to Apache Mynewt source. Therefore I would like
> to hear your opinion on this matter.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Miguel Azevedo
>
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