Ångström was started by a small group of people who worked on the OpenEmbedded, OpenZaurus and OpenSimpad projects to unify their effort to make a stable and userfriendly distribution for embedded devices like handhelds, set top boxes and network-attached storage devices and more.
Our name is Ångström, not OpenEmbedded Ångström. While Ångström is currently using OpenEmbedded heavily through the Yocto Project it isn't including it in its name. So if you send out a press-release, please use the proper name.
Ångström is versatile, it scales down to devices with 4MB of flash to devices with terabytes of RAID storage. Someday it might even run on a toaster :)
We have a few importation rules:
1) You will search the internet first and read the FAQ before asking questions.
2) You must read and follow the steps in the documentation precisely.
3) Those who ask the questions, update the wiki when they get the answers.
4) Those who complain about the documentation, update the wiki to make it better.
5) A bug only exists if it's reported to one of the mailinglists
6) When in doubt, send a mail to one of the mailinglists
The Ångström distribution in itself doesn't have a license, all the single packages inside the distribution do have a license. That means that you need to evaluate which packages you use, not whether or not to use Ångström. The answer to whether or not using Ångström is simple: just use it.
Ångström is a community project and therefore we have to add this CYA:
All products, support, services, information, and software on this site are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.
In no event shall this project or its developers be liable to you or any third party for any direct or indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages in connection with or arising from errors, omissions, delays or other cause of action that may be attributed to your use of any product, support, services, information or software from this site, including, but not limited to, lost profits or lost data, even if this project or its developers had been advised of the possibility of such damages.