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Re: [microblaze-uclinux] uclinux on spartan-3e starter kit
Antti Lukats wrote:
> the rotary encoder driver in your design what is the license term for it?
> is going to be GPL or must it be purchased from PetaLogix?
Thanks for asking - I should clarify that in the headers.
The question of what the GPL means for IP is an interesting one, due to
the concept of "linking" - if a core is GPL, does that mean that any SoC
that you put it in, must similarly be licensed under the GPL? Or only
the subsystem that's "linked" on the same bus, or...?
In terms of the rotary encoder, I'd lean towards a dual-mode license of
- free for student/academic/research/non-commercial/evaluation use, or
- subject to negotiated agreement for commercial use
What do you think? If you have some particular use in mind, let me know
and we can discuss it.
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