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Re: Add GPL compatibility check for plugins
On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 05:39, Paolo Bonzini<email@example.com> wrote:
> 2) declare a GPL license that they do not have the right to declare;
Note that it does not have to be GPL. It has to be GPL-compatible.
I was not thrilled with this change. But the FSF was very insistent.
The way I figured it, plugins already must be GPL-compatible to work
with GCC. Whether they need to actively declare it or not makes no
difference, so it didn't really matter to me one way or the other.
One day the FSF will have demanded one too many things. Whether this
was the one, I don't know yet.
As to the way the patch goes about this, it reflects exactly what the
FSF demanded. If folks want to change the way it does the checking or
the kind of message it emits, I'll gladly review any patches. But
this is about all the motivation I have to keep working on this