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SrinathRao
Contributor I

Hi,

we would to like to know the license clarifications for header files

  1. 1) The file http://git.freescale.com/git/cgit.cgi/imx/linux-2.6-imx.git/tree/include/uapi/linux/mxcfb.h is such a file. The IOCTL IDs are defined here using the _IOX   Since this file is part of the kernel driver, the GPL license is applied here.  

 

  1.     )  The  file http://git.freescale.com/git/cgit.cgi/imx/linux-2.6-imx.git/tree/include/linux/mxcfb.h is used within the kernel driver and is not to be included in user space. 

 

The 1 has GPL license and 2 has LGPL, the 1 includes 2 internally . 

Can you please clarify how use space application  should use and license implications for derivative code.

Regards,
Srinath

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art
NXP TechSupport
NXP TechSupport

The user space code should treat these APIs as GPL licensed.


Have a great day,
Artur

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SrinathRao
Contributor I

Thanks Arur.

what are license implications for user space code using these APIs as is?  

 

Thanks

Srinath

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