[v3] Return of the son of fp printing.

Gabriel Dos Reis gdr@integrable-solutions.net
Mon Aug 30 09:47:00 GMT 2004


"Joseph S. Myers" <jsm@polyomino.org.uk> writes:

| On Sun, 29 Aug 2004, Phil Edwards wrote:
| 
| > On Sun, Aug 29, 2004 at 07:11:41PM -0400, Jerry Quinn wrote:
| > > Glibc uses a version of GMP under the
| > > covers for its printing and it seemed like too much work and licensing hassle
| > > to bring it over.
| > 
| > It's already required to build F95, and there's increased pressure to
| > import it into the GCC tree.  So this may not be so far away as you think.
| 
| GMP is LGPL, libstdc++ is GPL+exception, so would this raise any licensing 
| issues for libstdc++?

I believe so.  Each time this kind of licensing came, it is usually
lengthy discussion that ends with "keep with GPL+exception".
The legal matter people have the final words, though.

-- Gaby



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