Re: Monta Vista software license terms

From: Oliver Xymoron (
Date: Mon Feb 10 2003 - 02:18:54 EST

On Wed, Feb 05, 2003 at 08:11:55PM -0500, jeff millar wrote:
> So...could some kind soul with the source simply post it somewhere?
> MontaVista doesn't have to provide it on their site. But they can't prevent
> anyone with a copy from posting it. I've got some hardware from an old
> project running hardhat linux and would like to upgrade.
> They used to post it and it helped. I had a "frank exchange of views" with
> the MontaVista marketing folks about their change in policy a while back.
> Some questions about posting the source, though...
> 1. Can MontaVista add separate terms to their purchase agreement that
> forbid/discourage/impede publishing the source?

Can they or do they? I know that people I've worked with have signed
broad NDAs on code they've gotten from MontaVista, though such
agreements almost certainly qualify as 'additional restrictions'
against the GPL.

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