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

Mark Mitchell <> writes:

| Gabriel Dos Reis wrote:
| > I am confused.  My interest in libgcc-math is that it helps solve
| > thorny issues with libstdc++-v3 and my expectation is that we can make
| > modification to libgcc-math so that we can't advantage of it.  Now, I
| > understand that we cannot make modification to libgcc-math without
| > modifying GLIBC?  Is that correct.
| Yes, that is correct.  It would take additional special dispensation
| from the FSF to modify the GLIBC code.  RMS wants such modifications to
| be submitted upstream first, to avoid forks.  You could ask RMS for that
| additional permission, if you want.

Thanks for the clarification.

| Please do not ask me to interpret or justify all of the rules; I don't
| understand the issues sufficiently well.  I am just passing along the
| results of a long discussion with RMS on the SC list.

I understand :-)

Did I know this implication, and given past difficulty to communicate
with GLIBC people, I'm not sure I did the right thing (e.g. being
enthousiastic about libgcc-math).

-- Gaby

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