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FreeRTOS is now Amazon?

Posted by alainm3 on December 6, 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?

FreeRTOS is now Amazon?

Posted by kenchang1 on December 6, 2017


FreeRTOS is now Amazon?

Posted by rtel on December 6, 2017

Ken - thanks for posting the link. A little more information.

The FreeRTOS kernel V10 is the first Amazon release, which includes new features: https://www.freertos.org/RTOS-stream-message-buffers.html

and simplified licensing: https://www.freertos.org/a00114.html

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: https://aws.amazon.com/freertos

You do not need to be an AWS users to use the FreeRTOS kernel or Amazon FreeRTOS.

FreeRTOS is now Amazon?

Posted by jellyman1978 on December 8, 2017

Hi, how about previous freertos version license?(eg: V8.2.0)? does it also belong to MIT license now?

FreeRTOS is now Amazon?

Posted by rtel on December 8, 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.

FreeRTOS is now Amazon?

Posted by westmorelandeng on December 9, 2017

Hmmm, interesting.

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