[PATCH][PING] Script for automatic checking of patches

Mark Mitchell mark@codesourcery.com
Wed Dec 26 18:48:00 GMT 2007

Diego Novillo wrote:
> On 12/20/07 11:32, Sebastian Pop wrote:
>> Just a question for which I cannot find the answer.
>> Looking at the scripts in contrib/ some of them are under
>> GPL v3 and others are under GPL v2.  Which one is preferred?
>> Are these scripts also covered by the transition of GCC to v3
>> and should they automatically be converted to v3?
> No clue.  I would presume we prefer v3, but that's a question for the FSF.
> I'm sure someone in the SC could give us a better answer.

As per all other FSF submissions to GCC, new scripts should be "GPLv3 or
later".  As for existing scripts, if they say "v2 or later" they should
be upgraded to "v3 or later".  If they just say "v2", we should probably
just leave them alone.  If we're sufficiently motivated, we could ask
the FSF what to do -- but that's probably overkill for a few shell
scripts that aren't part of GCC itself.

Mark Mitchell
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