✅ (Solved) LinuxCNC + EtherCAT

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27 Aug 2021 07:52 - 08 Oct 2021 09:22 #218870 by juniorfi
Hello,

I have read that due LinuxCNC and EtherCAT licenses there is not possible to build a LinuxCNC with EtherCAT drivers and master.

Could I ask why? if the code is GPLv2?

Or maybe because of this?:NoticeThe license above concerns the source code only. Using the EtherCAT technology and brand is only permitted in compliance with the industrial property and similar rights of Beckhoff Automation GmbH.

Source:
etherlab.org/en/ethercat/


Regards.
Last edit: 08 Oct 2021 09:22 by juniorfi.

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31 Aug 2021 13:25 #219244 by andypugh
Replied by andypugh on topic LinuxCNC + EtherCAT
Yes, the issue is with the Beckhoff licensing.

And, to an extent, with the LinuxCNC team not being lawyers and feeling that it is best to proceed with caution in an unclear situation like this.
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02 Sep 2021 07:21 #219410 by juniorfi
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Thanks for the clarification.

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