Update to GCC copyright assignment policy

Florian Weimer fweimer@redhat.com
Tue Jun 1 14:24:21 GMT 2021


* David Edelsohn via Gcc:

> GCC was created as part of the GNU Project but has grown to operate as
> an autonomous project.
>
> The GCC Steering Committee has decided to relax the requirement to
> assign copyright for all changes to the Free Software Foundation.  GCC
> will continue to be developed, distributed, and licensed under the GNU
> General Public License v3.0. GCC will now accept contributions with or
> without an FSF copyright assignment. This change is consistent with
> the practices of many other major Free Software projects, such as the
> Linux kernel.

What about the parts of GCC with FSF copyrights that are not covered by
the GPL, but the GPL with exceptions?  How is it possible to move code
between the parts if a contributor previously used DCO and thus gave
only permission to license under the open source license “indicated in
the file”?

Thanks,
Florian



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