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Re: RFA: Add GCC Runtime Library Exception to include/plugin-api.h


On Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 4:23 PM, David Edelsohn <dje.gcc@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 5:03 PM, H.J. Lu <hjl.tools@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 1:35 PM, Cary Coutant <ccoutant@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> include/plugin-api.h defines an ABI between linker and compiler,
>>>> which can be used to implement linker plug-in by any compilers.
>>>> I'd like to add GCC Runtime Library Exception to include/plugin-api.h
>>>> so that the linker plug-in can have non-GPL licenses.
>>>
>>> This is OK with me.
>>>
>>> -cary
>>
>> Here is a patch.  OK for trunk?
>
> You have not explained why this actually is needed and only the FSF
> can agree to license changes.
>

Here is an example of linker plugin without using GCC:

https://sourceware.org/git/?p=binutils-gdb.git;a=blob;f=ld/testplug.c;h=cec947c51c44e7e4334036ecfe96392eb7c32643;hb=HEAD

I'd like to put such plugin under a non-GPL license.

As I understand, Cary, as the contributor of include/plugin-api.h,
may release it under a different license.  Of course, changing license
of include/plugin-api.h in GCC source tree may need FSF approval.
Should we ask FSF to get an approval?


-- 
H.J.


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