alainm3 wrote on Wednesday, December 06, 2017:
In FreeRTOS site (https://www.freertos.org/RTOS-contact-and-support.html) it says “The FreeRTOS kernel is an Amazon Web Services owned and managed open source project.”
It is no longer Real Time Engeneers? There has been several discussions on that topic, can you please shed some light into it?
rtel wrote on Wednesday, December 06, 2017:
Ken - thanks for posting the link. A little more information.
The FreeRTOS kernel V10 is the first Amazon release, which includes new features:
and simplified licensing:
The FreeRTOS.org website remains the home of the FreeRTOS kernel, and AWS have simultaniously released the Amazon FreeRTOS operating system, which uses the FreeRTOS kernel, and adds connectivity and security libraries - all under the MIT license:
You do not need to be an AWS users to use the FreeRTOS kernel or Amazon FreeRTOS.
jellyman1978 wrote on Friday, December 08, 2017:
how about previous freertos version license?(eg: V8.2.0)? does it also belong to MIT license now?
rtel wrote on Friday, December 08, 2017:
No - the license change is not retrospective. Old versions remain under
their original licenses. All old versions back to 4.[something] remain
available as tags in SVN and .zip file downloads in SourceForge.