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Re: Legal paperwork for GCC contributions
- From: Martin Jambor <mjambor at suse dot cz>
- To: Lawrence VelÃzquez <larryv at macports dot org>
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, assign at gnu dot org
- Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:58:43 +0100
- Subject: Re: Legal paperwork for GCC contributions
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- References: <83199CBD-543D-40FA-A203-D39114931D62 at macports dot org>
On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 06:48:53PM -0500, Lawrence VelÃzquez 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?
If you are the only author of the stuff you want to backport, I
believe you do not need to ask any permission from anyone. Donating
your own work to a FSF project does not prevent you from contributing
it to a different project, even under a different license (IIUC, for
example the go front-end works this way too). Of course, you must not
include anybody else's substantial piece in the backport.