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Embedded Software Development with eCos™ by Anthony J. Massa

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Appendix B. eCos License

eCos version 2 is released under a GNU Public License (GPL) compatible license. Previous versions of eCos were covered by the Red Hat eCos Public License (RHEPL); however, with the latest release, the eCos license was changed.

The first part of this appendix describes the eCos license, which is found in the source files of the eCos source code repository. The GPL version 2 follows the eCos license. The GPL can be found online at:

www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html

The eCos license is the standard GPL version 2 but with a special exception to make it appropriate for embedded systems. In summary, this license means that when distributing products and binaries containing eCos, you must include or make available the source code ...

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