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NXP License on Example Source Code

Question asked by Max Vilimpoc on Apr 6, 2017



I'm currently evaluating the PN71x0 series of chips for reading NFC chips using the SW3735 application note code. All of the example code files have license headers that say:


* Copyright (c), NXP Semiconductors Caen / France
* (C)NXP Semiconductors
* All rights are reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is
* prohibited without the written consent of the copyright owner.
* NXP reserves the right to make changes without notice at any time.
* NXP makes no warranty, expressed, implied or statutory, including but
* not limited to any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for any
*particular purpose, or that the use will not infringe any third party patent,
* copyright or trademark. NXP must not be liable for any loss or damage
* arising from its use.


It would be very helpful if NXP would license this kind of example code under a BSD or MIT license. The current license is not very usable for companies that want to ship your hardware running your software w/o any encumbrance.