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Re: Quad-float math library: licence question


On 08/13/2010 08:22 AM, Steve Kargl wrote:
On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 08:08:33AM -0700, Jerry DeLisle wrote:
On 08/13/2010 07:23 AM, FX wrote:

So, the question is: how do we manage this? I suppose because of the LGPL licence, direct integration into libgfortran is out of the question. I see three options :

   -- ask the FSF (who owns the glibc, after all) to relicence this code
   under the GPL + exception, so we can integrate everything into
   libgfortran
   -- keep this as a separate package, and allow libgfortran to be
   configured with it (this seems like a very wrong solution)
   -- have it inside libgfortran, but in a separate library, which is
   linked in when quad-float support is requested; document the licence
   difference in the manual

I can proceed with any of the three, or any other option that the
maintainers think is best. So, what do people think about this?


First, I would ask FSF to at least get some foundation for whatever we do.



I Agree with Jerry, here. This seems like an issue that the GCC steering committee should take up with FSF.


I forwarded this to Toon in hopes of getting something moving on this quickly. (If that is possible)


Jerry


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