The eCos license is officially recognised as a GPL-compatible Free Software License. An exception clause has been added which limits the circumstances in which the license applies to other code when used in conjunction with eCos. The exception clause is as follows:
As a special exception, if other files instantiate templates or use macros or inline functions from this file, or you compile this file and link it with other works to produce a work based on this file, this file does not by itself cause the resulting work to be covered by the GNU General Public License. However the source code for this file must still be made available in accordance with section (3) of the GNU General Public License.
This exception does not invalidate any other reasons why a work based on this file might be covered by the GNU General Public License.
Tools Licensing summary :
Open Source - pro versions available from some eCos providers