[IMPORTANT] ColdFire TCP/IP Software with Interniche code - What can you post to stay legal ?

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[IMPORTANT] ColdFire TCP/IP Software with Interniche code - What can you post to stay legal ?

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Alban
Senior Contributor II
Dear Members,

Interniche TCP/IP stack is offered in some ColdFire software available from Freescale website.
This stack is a lite version and Inerniche has an agreement with Freescale on the distribution.

The Interniche license does not allow everyone to freely distribute projects.
Therefore, here are two ways you can share code using the Interniche TCP/IP stack:

- You can either distribute patches to apply to projects available at freescale.com,
- or you can submit a full working project to the Forum team and this project will be put under freescale.com with the proper license.

I understand that seems fastidious but we all need to respect the licensing terms.
The first solution is probably the quickest as it does not require Freescale human intervention.

To sum up, you cannot post a modified Interniche software on the Forum as you are breaching the agreement you gave when you first downloaded the source.

Thank you for sharing your hard work !
Alban.


Message Edited by Alban on 2007-07-09 05:12 PM
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Petter_fupp
Contributor I
Thanks for this clarification, Alban. I have removed the example code from my web site, as it was in violation with the license.
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ericgregori
Contributor I
 
The version of the TCP/IP stack that I used for the appnote is being shipped in many products.
This is the same version I created for the ColdFire TCP/IP classes that were done around the world.
 
Many issues have been resolved in this version of the stack.
 
I say this,  because I wrote this version of the stack specifically to make it easy to patch applications on top of it.
 
Useing this version of the stack, you can easily write your own applications, and post JUST your application as a patch to this download.
 
As a note,  all my applications are considered public source.  as the notice on top of each module states,  you can use to software only with a FreeScale processor.  That is the only restriction.  Of-course, no warranty express or implied, and all that good stuff ( It's all spelled out in the click through ).
 
.Please let me know if you have any issues with the Firmware.  I plan on keeping it up to date as issues arise ( I have been doing that for over a year ).  Also, as Interniche updates the official release of the stack,  I will update the firmware at the above link with those fixes.  I will do this in such a way as to avoid breaking the patch concept.
 
Eric Gregori
Product Specialist - Embedded Firmware
FreeScale Semiconductor
(847) 651 - 1971
 
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Alban
Senior Contributor II
Hi Eric,

It's really a great news. I'm delighted that Freescale found a way to share code without violating Interniche license.

Thanks
Alban.
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