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Re: Legal paperwork for GCC contributions
- From: Jack Howarth <howarth at bromo dot med dot uc dot edu>
- To: Lawrence Velázquez <larryv at macports dot org>
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, assign at gnu dot org
- Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 20:14:44 -0500
- Subject: Re: Legal paperwork for GCC contributions
- Authentication-results: sourceware.org; auth=none
- References: <83199CBD-543D-40FA-A203-D39114931D62 at macports dot org>
On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 06:48:53PM -0500, Lawrence Velázquez wrote:
> 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
> Given this, what would be the best way for me to handle copyright?
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?