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Re: Legal paperwork for GCC contributions

On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 06:48:53PM -0500, Lawrence VelÃzquez wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
> GPLv2-licensed.
> 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.


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