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License on sample code

Discussion created by lpcware Employee on Jun 15, 2016
Content originally posted in LPCWare by warmcat on Sat Dec 15 17:08:44 MST 2012
I downloaded the sample code here

http://www.lpcware.com/content/forum/usb-rom-driver-examples-using-lpcxpresso-lpc11uxx#comment-2526

I want to try to isolate and adapt the USB CDC bit of it for use with gcc toolchain and provide my project sources under LGPL2.

However the copyright notice on the files says this:

***********************************************************************
*   Copyright(C) 2011, NXP Semiconductor
*   All rights reserved.
*
* Software that is described herein is for illustrative purposes only
* which provides customers with programming information regarding the
* products. This software is supplied "AS IS" without any warranties.
* NXP Semiconductors assumes no responsibility or liability for the
* use of the software, conveys no license or title under any patent,
* copyright, or mask work right to the product. NXP Semiconductors
* reserves the right to make changes in the software without
* notification. NXP Semiconductors also make no representation or
* warranty that such application will be suitable for the specified
* use without further testing or modification.
**********************************************************************/

Realistically, I downloaded this freely, it's sample code showing how to use your products, I take it nobody cares if I change it and reissue under LGPL2 as part of a project that uses your LPC11X24 parts.  However the copyright notice says "All rights reserved", which conflicts with that understanding.

Can someone clarify that I am OK to do what I am doing (and preferably licence the sources correctly, eg, under LGPL or something more liberal)?

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