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Re: Changing top level files and include/ files over to GPLv3
- From: Geoffrey Keating <geoffk at apple dot com>
- To: Nick Clifton <nickc at redhat dot com>
- Cc: gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org, gdb-patches at sourceware dot org, binutils at sourceware dot org
- Date: 10 Jul 2007 18:56:17 -0700
- Subject: Re: Changing top level files and include/ files over to GPLv3
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Nick Clifton <email@example.com> writes:
> Hi Guys,
> I would like to apply a patch to change the files that are shared by
> the GCC, GDB and BINUTILS projects over to version 3 of the GNU
> General Public License. (ie all the top level files except for
> those that have a distinct project that owns them, plus all of the
> files in the include/ directory tree).
I presume this will include files licensed with an exception, like
Some time before you do this, could you post the exact wording so I
can have legal people look at it?
During development of GPLv3 some questions were raised as to whether
exceptions like this one would truly allow linking with non-free code,
or whether the DRM and patent provisions would still apply with this
wording, and so the wording of the exception would need to be