March 22, 2002

RTAI goes (partly) GPL

Anonymous Reader writes "To reduce the risk of lawsuits due to a patent covering certain techniques used in RTLinux, the competing Real Time Application Interface (RTAI) project has changed the license associated with portions of RTAI from LGPL to GPL. The change in license was quietly phased in as part of the RTAI-24.1.8 release. This article by Rick Lehrbaum and Kevin Dankwardt, which includes a statement from RTAI project leader Paolo Mantegazza, explains why the change was made, and what its implications are."


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