1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 21, 2018 4:57 AM by Madhu Lakshmipathy

    CyUSBSerial library licensing terms.

    kalle.raiskila_3142546

      Hello,

       

      Downloading the latest CyUSBSerial SDKs for Mac and Linux, I notice the Library header is licensed with terms:

      /*
      ## Cypress USB Serial Library header file (CyUSBSerial.h)
      ## ===========================
      ##
      ##  Copyright Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, 2012-2013,
      ##  All Rights Reserved
      ##  UNPUBLISHED, LICENSED SOFTWARE.
      ##
      ##  CONFIDENTIAL AND PROPRIETARY INFORMATION
      ##  WHICH IS THE PROPERTY OF CYPRESS.
      ##
      ##  Use of this file is governed
      ##  by the license agreement included in the file
      ##
      ##     <install>/license/license.txt
      ##
      ##  where <install> is the Cypress software
      ##  installation root directory path.
      ##
      ## ===========================
      */
      

       

      The license.txt then containing a standard LGPLv2.1 license.

       

      What is meant by "CONFIDENTIAL AND PROPRIETARY INFORMATION"?

       

      The only way of adhering to these two conflicting licensing terms would be to not use CyUSBSerial in any end-products (where the customer can

      demand me for this "Cypress Confidential" info, as per LGPL terms).

      But in the SDK documentation preamble, Cypress explicitly forbids the use of this technology in life-critical applications, which would implicltly

      imply this this software is indeed intended to be used in (non-life-critical) applications.

       

      Am I misinterpreting something?

      Or are the conflicting restrictions "CONFIDENTIAL AND PROPRIETARY INFORMATION" just a 'bug' in the software?

       

      thanks in advance,

      kalle