I forgot, but obviously Android's NFC stack libnfc-nxp is open source too and obviously provides LLCP. Both this one and Open NFC are Apache 2.0 license which is "backwards compatible" with the GPL
libnfc is under LGPL, not GPL but it's also "backward compatible"...
if I'm not mistaken so it would be interesting to see whether their LLCP code can be grafted onto libnfc, saving a lot of development effort.
The main problem is not technical one, its a human time problem... That's a thing to point out where we could find help or sources code to be based on, that's another thing to do the job.
So feel free, take sources and merge it into libnfc, purpose a working patch and I'll be happy to commit it into trunk :-)
Thank you for point us the links, but talking about OpenNFC, did you see any public sources for Linux or Windows ? Inside Secure doesn't do Free/Libre softwares, they do OpenSource (understand marketing-source only). Sources should be available since more than one year on PC platform, but have you browse their website ? did you see any public version control system ?
I'm really sorry about that, but that's a fact:
February 3rd, 2010, they talk...
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Open-NFC … 3981.shtml
2010-02-05: they talk a lot...
http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News … -Open-NFC/
And there are many articles that said "soon available", but if you go on their site now (2011-03-05), you will see there is no more sources than Android ones
The latest news is dated from 2010/06/04...
And on SF.net:
Interesting to see:
Release Date: 2011-03-02
So now, they cry:
FEBRUARY 9, 2011
http://www.androidguys.com/2011/02/09/o … released/#
February 10th, 2011
http://www.nearfieldcommunicationsworld … ip-market/
Please understand that I'm really sorry about that, plus around one year ago I tried to get closer with the Inside Contactless team, and call them to optain the code and trying to see if libnfc and OpenNFC could do something together... I tried to convinced them to -really- open their sources, share development, create a community, etc. like all real Free/Libre softwares developers do. But they said me that libnfc wasn't at professionnal grade (which is probably true, but who know about their OpenNFC ?) and they said they don't want to share the sources without a interesting business plan in their flavour...
I was a bit disapointed to see one more company that does OpenSource softwares to make profits-only oriented business.
So, to focus on our problem, yes; you are more than welcome to contribute LLCP even the sources comes from APL licenced. And all contributors are welcome, even small and big companies if they contribute to provide a real Libre software.
So, libnfc-nxp, OpenNFC developers, welcome! :-)
As the opposite, I have to say that NXP do some -small- progress against Free/Libre softwares, even libnfc:
http://www.libnfc.org/community/topic/2 … er-manual/
Note: That's not what you could expect as the best, but that's a start... and they don't ask me a favorable business plan oO