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Re: FSF Policy re. inclusion of source code from other projects in GCC


On 3/17/06, Mark Mitchell <mark@codesourcery.com> wrote:
> Richard Guenther, would you please add a README to libgcc-math
> explaining that it that the GLIBC code is not part of GCC, as per the
> web page above?  Also, please document that all of the GLIBC files are

I will do so.

> not to be changed, except by reimporting from GLIBC.  If any of the
> GLIBC files have been changed from their upstream sources, please submit
> those changes to the GLIBC maintainers ASAP.

I will try to get the (minor) changes accepted upstream.

> Because RMS has approved the use of GLIBC's software floating-point code
> in GCC's runtime libraries, using GPL + exception, the correct thing for
> Joseph Myers to do with his recent patch is to mark those files as not
> part of GCC, but rather as part of GLIBC, and adjust the copyright
> notice to be GPL + exception.  Joseph should also document (in a README
> or similar) that these files are not to be changed, except by import
> from upstream GLIBC.

Do I understand this correctly that the upstream GLIBC versions of the
files will get their license changed, or will this happen only in the GCC
copy?

Thanks,
Richard.


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