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Re: FSF Policy re. inclusion of source code from other projects in GCC
On 17 Mar 2006 23:27:35 +0100, Gabriel Dos Reis
> Mark Mitchell <email@example.com> 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).
I'll try my best. And I take it as granted that I can turn to RMS in the case
we only get the usual reactions like
(not that I didn't try to avoid creating libgcc-math in the first place...)