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Re: Source code of CIL back-end
- From: Erven ROHOU <erven dot rohou at st dot com>
- To: GCC Development <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Cc: Paolo Bonzini <paolo dot bonzini at lu dot unisi dot ch>, Roberto COSTA <roberto dot costa at st dot com>, Andrea ORNSTEIN <andrea dot ornstein at st dot com>, Andrea BONA <andrea dot bona at st dot com>, Joern RENNECKE <joern dot rennecke at st dot com>
- Date: Tue, 04 Jul 2006 11:42:38 +0200
- Subject: Re: Source code of CIL back-end
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Paolo Bonzini wrote:
The SC discussed it with Richard Stallman, and he agrees that it is not
"dangerous" (the FSF had raised objections to byte-code systems in the
past, so many of us assumed there would be a problem). So there is no
political/legal objection to including a CIL back end. If it passes
technical review, it can be included.
Thanks for the answer, this is great news!
It is indeed. It's good to see GCC moving forward on these aspects!
We have to start working on the paperwork. Could anybody point us at
the relevant forms for the copyright assignment?
I am almost sure that you do not need that, because ST Microelectronics
has an assignment for many projects including GCC. But just in case,
please wait for a confirmation.
If you want to assign copyright personally to FSF, it would mean that
you could keep working on GCC (in the FSF repository) even if you leave
ST. If that is the case, just ask for the relevant forms.
My understanding is that the next step is the creation of a
development branch. Is it dependent on the paperwork, or can it be
done in parallel?
It is dependent on the paperwork. However, as I said, I am almost sure
that your employer took care of that for you. As soon as somebody
confirms that no further paperwork is necessary, you can create the branch.
It turns out that Paolo was right. The Copyright clerk confirmed to me
that ST already has the following assignment on file:
GCC STMicroelectronics 2004-11-02
Assigns past and future changes.
Thanks for letting us know.