[hsa merge 08/10] HSAIL BRIG description header file

Martin Jambor mjambor@suse.cz
Fri Feb 26 18:58:00 GMT 2016


Hi,

I hope I've got some good news:

On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 05:18:56PM -0800, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
> Jakub Jelinek <jakub@redhat.com> writes:
>
> > On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 06:39:33PM +0100, Martin Jambor wrote:
> >> the following patch adds a BRIG (binary representation of HSAIL)
> >> representation description.  It is within a single header file
> >> describing the binary structures and constants of the format.
> >>
> >> The file comes from the HSA Foundation (I have only added the
> >> HSA_BRIG_FORMAT_H macro and check and removed some weird comments
> >> which are not present in proposed future versions of the file) and is
> >> licensed under "University of Illinois/NCSA Open Source License."
> >>
> >> The license is "GPL-compatible" according to FSF
> >> (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.en.html#GPLCompatibleLicenses)
> >> so I believe we can have it in GCC.  Nevertheless, it is not GPL and
> >> there is no copyright assignment for it, but the situation is
> >> hopefully analogous to some other libraries that have their upstream
> >> elsewhere but we ship them as part of the GCC.
> >>
> >> In the previous posting of this patch
> >> (https://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc-patches/2015-12/msg00721.html) I have
> >> requested a permission from the steering committee to include this file
> >> with a different upstream in GCC.  I have not received an official
> >> reply but since I have been chosen to be the HSA maintainer, I tend to
> >> think there were no legal objections against HSA going forward,
> >> including this file.
>
> Martin, could you ask the HSA Foundation or AMD or whoever if there is
> any way they could remove the second requirement of the license?  It
> adds yet another case where anybody distributing GCC has to list yet
> another copyright notice.
>

I have asked HSA foundation to do just that and apparently they agreed
to change the licensing of the file (in upcoming versions of HSA) to
the MIT license.  IIUC, the reading of the license header would then
be the one below.  I hope that means the problematic requirements will
be gone and we will be able to just use their file.  If, however, you
still think there will be issues preventing us from doing that, please
let me know as soon as possible.

Thanks,

Martin



The license is going to be:

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