10 Replies Latest reply on Jul 14, 2019 11:33 PM by VinayakS_26

    About WICED's ThreadX License

    kahic_4258786

      Hi,

       

      I'm considering using ThreadX with WICED, please tell me about the license.

       

      Q1: Is it free?
      Q2: Can I use it in a commercial application?
      Q3: Is it royalty free?
      Q4: Do I have to open source my application code that makes use of the FreeRTOS services?
      Q5: Do I have to open source my changes to the RTOS kernel?
      Q6: Do I have to document that my product uses FreeRTOS?
      Q7: Do I have to offer to provide the FreeRTOS code to users of my application?
      Q8: Can I receive professional technical support on a commercial basis?
      Q9: Is a warranty provided?
      Q10: Is legal protection provided?

       

      Thank you.

        • 1. Re: About WICED's ThreadX License
          TaGo_2353976

          Hi CY support teams,

           

          They need to decide SW design specification whether they will use ThreadX or others.

           

          Could you accelerate to update these questions?

           

          Thank you.

           

          --TAK

          • 2. Re: About WICED's ThreadX License
            TaGo_2353976

            Hi Cypress guys,


            Could you follow this question?

            If you can not understand customer requirement, please let them know.

             

            Thank you.

             

            --TAK

            • 3. Re: About WICED's ThreadX License
              TaGo_2353976

              I modify/add some points for customer's original questions.

               

              Regarding to ThreadX

              Q1: Is it free to use?

              Q2: Can I use it in a commercial application?

              Q3: Is it royalty free?

               

              Regarding to FreeRTOS

              Q4: Do I have to open the source code of my application if I use FreeRTOS ?

              Q5: Do I have to open source of RTOS kernel when I add some modification in RTOS kernel?

              Q6: Do I have to document to notice that my product uses FreeRTOS?

              Q7: If our customer use our design, do I have to offer them to provide the FreeRTOS as well?

               

              Common question related to all WICED;

              Q8: Can I receive professional technical support on a commercial basis?

              Q9: Can you provide warranty option for all of Cypress WICED platfom?

              Q10: When we use Is legal protection provided?

               

              • 4. Re: About WICED's ThreadX License
                TaGo_2353976

                Hi Customers,

                 

                Could you tell me your expectation about following questions?

                 

                Q9: Can you provide warranty option for all of Cypress WICED platfom?

                Q10: When we use Is legal protection provided?

                 

                We are not sure about your expectation exactly so please tell me with the example.

                 

                Thank you.

                 

                --TAK

                • 5. Re: About WICED's ThreadX License
                  TaGo_2353976

                  As we discussed with the customer , we need to modify and ignore some questions as follows.

                   

                  #1:

                  following questions is related to ThreadX, not FreeRTOS.

                   

                  >Regarding to FreeRTOS

                  >Q4: Do I have to open the source code of my application if I use FreeRTOS ?

                  >Q5: Do I have to open source of RTOS kernel when I add some modification in RTOS kernel?

                  >Q6: Do I have to document to notice that my product uses FreeRTOS?

                  >Q7: If our customer use our design, do I have to offer them to provide the FreeRTOS as well?

                   

                  #2:

                  Please ignore following question because we need to talk them with biz.

                   

                  Q9: Can you provide warranty option for all of Cypress WICED platfom?

                  Q10: When we use Is legal protection provided?

                  **************************************************************************

                   

                  In summary,please support following questions.

                   

                  All questions a related to "ThreadX".

                  Q1: Is it free to use?

                  Q2: Can I use it in a commercial application?

                  Q3: Is it royalty free?

                  Q4: Do I have to open the source code of my application if I use ThreadX?

                  Q5: Do I have to open source of RTOS kernel when I add some modification in RTOS kernel?

                  Q6: Do I have to document to notice that my product uses ThreadX?

                  Q7: If our customer use our design, do I have to offer them to provide the ThreadX as well?

                  Q8: We think FreeRTOS is open-source so we need to comply some license like a GPL,MIT , etc.

                         However, ThreadX is closed source so there is no restriction of license.

                         Is my understanding correct?

                   

                  Sorry for inconvenience.

                   

                  Thank you.

                   

                  --TAK

                  • 6. Re: About WICED's ThreadX License
                    VinayakS_26

                    Hi takuya

                     

                    Please check the following link and see whether its answers your query.

                    FreeRTOS open source licensing, FreeRTOS license description, FreeRTOS license terms and OpenRTOS commercial licensing o…

                     

                    Regards

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                    • 7. Re: About WICED's ThreadX License
                      TaGo_2353976

                      Hi Vinayak,

                       

                      Thanks for taking this ticket.

                      However, I'm talking about ThreadX, not FreeRTOS.

                       

                      It should be complied license contract between Cypress and Express Logic.

                       

                      Please check it again and provide customer's original question.

                       

                      Thank you.

                       

                      --TAK

                      • 8. Re: About WICED's ThreadX License
                        MichaelF_56

                        The Click License is here: https://community.cypress.com/servlet/JiveServlet/previewBody/1563-102-4-3827/Click-License-July-5-2016.pdf

                         

                        I checked and could not find anything related to Threadx specifically.

                         

                        However, the first 14 paragraphs cover a broad range of warranty, support, distribution and indemnification topics.

                         

                        The customer will want to have their legal team review the Click License.

                        • 9. Re: About WICED's ThreadX License
                          AxLi_1746341

                          Just FYI:

                           

                          In 43xxx_Wi-Fi/LICENSE.txt, it claims:

                          * SSL/TLS object files and headers are licensed by Cypress from Cypherbridge Systems, LLC.

                              - SDK Location : <WICED-SDK>/WICED/security/BESL/TLS

                           

                          But actually current sdk is using mbedTLS. The LICENSE.txt needs fix.

                          • 10. Re: About WICED's ThreadX License
                            VinayakS_26

                            Q1: Is it free?

                            >>> yes

                             

                            Q2: Can I use it in a commercial application?

                            >>>> yes

                             

                            Q3: Is it royalty free?

                            >>>>> yes

                             

                            Q4~Q8:

                            ThreadX is closed license so there is no restriction that the customer should open it in OS point of view.

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