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Re: Legal paperwork for GCC contributions


On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 06:48:53PM -0500, Lawrence Velázquez wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I recently contributed some fixes against GCC trunk, gcc-4_9-branch, and
> gcc-4_8-branch for which I need the requisite legal paperwork.
> 
> However, I'd like to backport these particular fixes to the MacPorts
> Project's ports of Apple GCC 4.2 and LLVM-GCC 4.2, which are licensed
> under "version 2, or (at your option) any later version" of the GPL. We
> would like the software provided by these ports to remain
> GPLv2-licensed.
> 
> Given this, what would be the best way for me to handle copyright?
> 
> Thanks,
> vq

Lawrence,
    Is this even an issue considering that MacPorts is only applying these
fixes as patches on final source releases of the Apple GCC 4.2 and LLVM-GCC 4.2
compilers and there is zero chance of those ever making their way into an
actively maintained source tree for either compiler?
        Jack


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