Yaffs Licence Sample
ALEPH ONE LIMITED - An English company, Registered Number 1017960, of The Old Courthouse, 123 High Street, Bottisham, Cambridge CB25 9BA UK.
SOURCE CODE - Code owned by Aleph One Ltd and supplied under this Licence
BINARY CODE - Code which has been compiled from SOURCE CODE
LICENCE-HOLDER - The firm represented by the person who signs this Agreement. Each Licence bears the Name and Address of a particular LICENCE HOLDER.
YAFFS FILESYSTEMS - any Filesystem Images made using YAFFS SOURCE CODE or YAFFS BINARY CODE.
PRODUCT will be defined precisely at the time of negotiation of the sale of the Licence. See section 3 for the principles used in defining PRODUCT
2. The Licence:
Allows the LICENCE-HOLDER to use Aleph One’s software to create the File System, FS and incorporate the FS in the defined Products.
Entitles the LICENCE-HOLDER to distribute BINARY CODE compiled from the SOURCE CODE provided.
Does not entail any obligation to reveal the BINARY CODE.
Prohibits the LICENCE-HOLDER from releasing the SOURCE CODE to other parties, except to the extent necessary to permit sub-contractors to work with the LICENCE-HOLDER on a project using the code. The LICENCE-HOLDER is responsible for ensuring compliance with all the terms of this Licence by any sub-contractor used.
Is only available in a non-exclusive form.
Is applicable worldwide.
Has no time limit or per-unit royalty, but a fixed price paid upon signature of the Licence Agreement. From 1 August 2012 the base price (for one Product) is GB£10,000. Sterling
Applies to use of the FS for one PRODUCT rather than to a company/user/person. It cannot be transferred to another PRODUCT.
Provides the SOURCE CODE and any derived FILESYSTEMS without any warranty but >AS IS< save that (to the best of Aleph One’s knowledge) the use of the SOURCE CODE does not infringe the intellectual propert rights of any third party.
3. Supporting information and Terms relating to use:
Aleph One Ltd supplies:
Free access to all documentation written for YAFFS by Aleph One, at http://www.yaffs.net
Certain pieces of software, with different Licences attached to them:-
SOURCE CODE for YAFFS/direct and Bootloader, being the subject of this Licence agreement, for incorporation in a PRODUCT.
YAFFS Development Tools; images created with the tools may be incorporated into a product. The images are not affected by the licence status of the tools. When these Tool files are supplied in the tarball we send, they will appear with a header saying they are used under the GNU Public Licence, GPL. That term applies only to the Tools; the other files in the tarball will have headers making clear they are used under a paid Licence from Aleph One Ltd.
Source code modifications and enhancements made by the LICENCE-HOLDER remain the property of LICENCE-HOLDER, but may not be redistributed or sold to third parties by LICENCE-HOLDER without the consent of Aleph One.
A PRODUCT is:-
A device or class of devices which share the hardware upon which the FS operates, or use hardware which is demonstrably a revision of that used in the PRODUCT to which the Licence first applied.
Changes in the hardware design which increase the functionality and the end-user price in general constitute a new PRODUCT and require a new Licence. This can be the subject of negotiation with Aleph One.
Changes in the size or speed of chips or the I/O technology used in a PRODUCT do not constitute a new PRODUCT.
Changes in the brand name or badge constitute a new PRODUCT if the PRODUCT is under new ownership.
Following payment for the Licence Aleph One will provide a tarball with file headers showing that the code is being used by the LICENCE-HOLDER under a paid Licence from Aleph One.
Version 22 - July 2012
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