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Re: FW: gprof license

Hi Federico,

> Within the gprof directory, there are several files that contains
> a BSD license but doesn't mention anything about modifications.
> The files are the following: alpha.c, cg_arcs.c, cg_dfn.c, gprof.c,
> hertz.c, i386.c, mips.c, tahoe.c, utils.c and sparc.c.
> Can the license be changed/updated to include modifications and to
> whom I should talk about it?

You should talk to me.

I think that it would be reasonable to add the GNU copyright header to
these files, with the proviso that the header is modified to say that
the BSD license still applies as well.  ie something like:

   Copyright xxxx Free Software Foundation, Inc.

   This file is part of GNU Binutils.

   This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
   modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
   published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the
   License, or (at your option) any later version, with the proviso
   that the terms of the Regents of the University of California's
   Copyright notice and comment, found at the start of this file, are
   also followed.

   This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, 
   but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
   GNU General Public License for more details.

   You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License 
   along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
   Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA
   02111-1307, USA.

Does this sound reasonable to you ?


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