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


Ross Ridge wrote:
> Richard Guenther wrote:
>> /*
>>  * ====================================================
>>  * Copyright (C) 1993 by Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved.
>>  *
>>  * Developed at SunPro, a Sun Microsystems, Inc. business.
>>  * Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this
>>  * software is freely granted, provided that this notice
>>  * is preserved.
>>  * ====================================================
>>  */
> 
> Mark Mitchell wrote:
>> My guess is that it's OK to include the Sun code, since it's in the
>> public domain.
> 
> This may just be nit-picking, but the above notice doesn't put the code
> into the public domain.  Sun still owns the copyright of the software.

True!  I believe I relied on Richard's words, but you're definitely
correct.  I still believe use of this code should be non-problematic,
though.

-- 
Mark Mitchell
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