These are chat archives for esp8266/Arduino

14th
Jun 2017
Benjamin Burns
@benjamincburns
Jun 14 2017 05:56
Are there people who work full time on esp8266/Arduino, or is it entirely a part-time/volunteer effort?
Also if ESP8266 core is LGPL, I assume that everything depending on esp8266/Arduino must be made open source under LGPL or another compatible license, correct? That is, it'd seem there's likely no way to dynamically link to only that component
Clemens Kirchgatterer
@everslick
Jun 14 2017 12:13
but providing object files fulfils the LPGL requirement for being able to relink the binary with newer versions of the COre.
Bert Melis
@bertmelis
Jun 14 2017 12:13
It's only needed to open the source when you're distributing your code. If you keep it private you don't have to do anything.
Clemens Kirchgatterer
@everslick
Jun 14 2017 12:14
@bertmelis no need to provide source code even when distributeing
it is LGPL and not GPL
Bert Melis
@bertmelis
Jun 14 2017 12:15
yeah, you "need to do everything that enables the user to replace/improve/... the LGPL code"
Clemens Kirchgatterer
@everslick
Jun 14 2017 12:15
exactly
if you hand over the object files and build script together with the binary all is good.