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Re: FSF Policy re. inclusion of source code from other projects in GCC
Richard Guenther wrote:
> On 3/17/06, Mark Mitchell <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
>> 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
Only in the GCC copy.
I don't understand enough about libgcc-math to know what should happen
there; I don't even know what bits of GLIBC you used. RMS has given
explicit permission to use GPL + exception for the software
floating-point emulation code, but not for any other part of GLIBC.
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