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Offline rounin

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FreeRTOS v10, now part of Amazon?
« on: November 30, 2017, 09:25:05 am »
So, Amazon just bought out Real Time Engineers, and are running it under the AWS brand... WHIS is still running openrtos/safertos.

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/opensource/announcing-freertos-kernel-v10/
https://aws.amazon.com/freertos/

Some new inter thread communication primitives in v10, looks interesting. Still wierd.
 
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Re: FreeRTOS v10, now part of Amazon?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 09:32:05 am »
Amazon would probably like it very much if IoT gadgets used their cloud hosting services. For similar reasons, Amazon bought a game engine that they're now offering for free.

Another change of note is the switch from GPLv2+linking exception to an MIT license.

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Re: FreeRTOS v10, now part of Amazon?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2017, 09:33:57 am »
Hmm I wonder if they bundle a network stack, it will only connect to AWS  >:D
 

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Re: FreeRTOS v10, now part of Amazon?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2017, 02:47:34 pm »
I used the FreeRTOS TCP stack and it is very nice.   From what I understand, you will still always get what you have always could get.  There will be additional code to support SSL,  MQTT, etc.

The change to an MIT license is a nice change.
 

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Re: FreeRTOS v10, now part of Amazon?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2018, 02:15:14 am »
the change to MIT licencse is very nice since it removes the "you shall not compare freertos against the other RTOSes because we don't like them being better :palm:"
 

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Re: FreeRTOS v10, now part of Amazon?
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2018, 02:05:39 pm »
the change to MIT licencse is very nice since it removes the "you shall not compare freertos against the other RTOSes because we don't like them being better :palm:"

Yeah, that was just... bizarre.
 

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Re: FreeRTOS v10, now part of Amazon?
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2018, 02:25:13 pm »
the change to MIT licencse is very nice since it removes the "you shall not compare freertos against the other RTOSes because we don't like them being better :palm:"

Who cares? Many legal systems give educational research and critique works rights to bypass copyright laws to certain degree.
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Re: FreeRTOS v10, now part of Amazon?
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2018, 02:38:14 pm »
Fair Use isn't the issue (it's a defense in certain circumstances, but not a right). If you legally enter a binding contract, its provisions apply to you and limit your freedom of action. If you take some positive action in relation to a software license, you may be judged to have agreed to it and therefore it applies to what you can do (although there are limits to what it can require). Fair Use won't save you there.

Oracle is well-known to prohibit independent benchmarks in its contracts.
 


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