Embedded software projects under GPL

Andreas lists at myratz.de
Mon Jul 5 09:07:03 UTC 2004

Simo Sorce wrote:

>> Is it possible to put the hardware
>> design (e.g. schematics) under GPL as well?
> Afaik circuits layouts have specific protection.
> It's called "patent" but it is much like copyright.

This applies for the chip design and propably for the
reference implementation of the manufacturer of the

This applies _not_ for the circuit design outside on top
of the reference design. For a microcontroller based
application not only the microcontroller is needed, but
parts and componentes specific to the application as well.


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