Licensing fixes for libgcc

Nathan Sidwell nathan@codesourcery.com
Wed Apr 23 10:08:00 GMT 2003


Mark Mitchell wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-04-10 at 14:33, David Turner wrote:
> 
>>Then please add the exception there too:
> 
> 
> I have applied this and your other license changes to the GCC 3.3 and
> GCC 3.4 development branches.
I wonder. do we really need the special exception for the coverage-collecting
source? Not having the exception would prevent people distributing a
coverage-collecting executable under a non-GPL license. It would not affect
non-coverage-collecting versions of their programs.

Is that too subtle? (I can just see the FUD -- 'use gcov once and your program
becomes GPL infected')

nathan

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