Thank you for the reply.
I originally asked Freescale to release the headers under GPL+LE. Thanks to the dedication of one of their customer support engineers, after several months of discussion they suggested the BSD 3-clause license.

The rationale is that the BSD 3-clause is already in the list of approved licenses at Freescale so it will lead to a relatively quick release of the files.
If we insist with GPL+LE they will need to get the corporate layers involved to review and approve the license. They have not given me an estimate on how long this review process could take.


--- On Fri, 8/10/12, Borut Ražem <> wrote:

From: Borut Ražem <>
Subject: Re: [sdcc-devel] SDCC S08 headers (fwd)
To: "Development chatter about sdcc" <>, "Gabriele Gorla" <>
Date: Friday, August 10, 2012, 12:08 AM

We prefer the GPL+LE license for run-time libraries and header files, but I think we could also add the BSD-3-Clause licensed header files to the SDCC distribution since it is GPL compatible (see I yust don't know where they fit better: should they be in standard "include" or in "non-free/include" directory? I'd appreciate the opinion from a debian guru: what is the debian policy regarding this?


On 10. 08. 2012 05:29, Erik Petrich wrote:

I am forwarding your message onward to the developer mailing list
(sdcc-devel) for public discussion.

From: Gabriele Gorla []
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2012 1:34 PM
Subject: SDCC S08 headers

I apologize for spamming everyone, but I was not sure who was the right
person for this request.

I have been working for several months with freescale to get them to
re-lincese all the S08 headers in an open source compatible license so
they can be added to the sdcc distribution.

Their current proposal is to use BSD clause 3.

Is this acceptable for inclusion in the sdcc distribution?


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