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


On Fri, Mar 17, 2006 at 01:23:36PM -0800, Mark Mitchell wrote:
> Richard Guenther wrote:
> > 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?
> 
> Only in the GCC copy.

Maybe we should check that question with RMS.  After all, RMS is the one
who doesn't want us to fork imported code; aren't we talking about forking
at least the license?  There would be two distinct copies of certain
files, differing only in the license text.

> 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.

Maybe the answer, then, should be that only the files involved in
floating-point emulation should get the new license.  But I guess
we need to ask what the FSF wants to do here.


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