[RFC] what should we do about COPYING?

Joel Brobecker brobecker@adacore.com
Mon Dec 21 07:55:00 GMT 2009

> Back then, simulators in GDB were still somewhat of a novel concept,
> and we waffled about whether to officially consider them part of
> GDB, or as a separate library that happened to be linked in - the
> simulator could always be built as its own program, and GDB could be
> built without simulator. Plus at the time we really really really
> wanted a PPC simulator. :-)

We still need the ppc simulator :) (although we have also started testing
the ppc-elf GDB over qemu, with good results too).

I don't see the rush in addressing this inconsistency with the rest
of GDB, but I have a feeling that this will need to be addressed at
some point. The argument that the sim is a library separate from GDB
might have held for the sim ppc (assuming it was published elsewhere),
but I am not sure it works for all sim implementations.

But for now, I will take a break from licensing issues :).

Thanks for the feedback!

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