[U-Boot] [PATCH 13/13] Blackfin: update license to Clear BSD license.
wd at denx.de
Sun Sep 2 16:10:08 CEST 2012
Dear Bob Liu,
In message <1345526833-10804-13-git-send-email-lliubbo at gmail.com> you wrote:
> From: Sonic Zhang <sonic.zhang at analog.com>
> Per the request from ADI Legal.
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/arch/blackfin/Clear_BSD.txt
> @@ -0,0 +1,33 @@
> +The Clear BSD license:
> +Copyright (c) 2012, Analog Devices, Inc. All rights reserved.
> +Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
> +modification, are permitted (subject to the limitations in the
> +disclaimer below) provided that the following conditions are met:
> +* Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
> + notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
> +* Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
> + notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
> + documentation and/or other materials provided with the
> + distribution.
> +* Neither the name of Analog Devices, Inc. nor the names of its
> + contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived
> + from this software without specific prior written permission.
> +NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED LICENSES TO ANY PARTY'S PATENT RIGHTS ARE
> +GRANTED BY THIS LICENSE. THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT
> +HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
> +WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
> +MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE
> +DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE
> +LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR
> +CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF
> +SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR
> +BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY,
> +WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE
> +OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN
> +IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
Ok. After reading the explanations
I hereby reject this code.
I'm not willing to accept even the theoretical risk that Analog
Devices might fancy to sue any party involved with U-Boot development
or use for patent infringement. [The fact that you bother to chose
this specific lincense form suggests that such a thread might exist.]
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