This is the mail archive of the
mailing list for the GCC project.
Re: Merging Apple's Objective-C 2.0 compiler changes
- From: Mike Stump <mikestump at comcast dot net>
- To: Nicola Pero <nicola dot pero at meta-innovation dot com>
- Cc: gcc at gnu dot org
- Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2010 04:01:56 -0700
- Subject: Re: Merging Apple's Objective-C 2.0 compiler changes
- References: <239130DD-ACDD-4758-B19B-40BA9D2CE4AE@meta-innovation.com>
On Sep 9, 2010, at 3:11 AM, Nicola Pero wrote:
> Can we (legally) merge Apple's Objective-C / Objective-C++ modifications to GCC into FSF GCC trunk ?
My take, you'd have to ask either the FSF lawyers or Apple, I'm neither. Chris Lattner could provide an Apple answer, I'd recommend contacting him.
> If we start producing patches to the current FSF GCC trunk that merge these modifications, would they be accepted ?
Sure, after Apple or the FSF (or someone else around here) weighs in on the matter. I wouldn't expect it to be a problem, as Apple does have an assignment and Apple does own the work in question and Apple does distribute it to the general public under a GPL v 2 or later clause. Once someone else green lights that, I'd pre-approve the integration of gcc/objc/*.