Vendor branches on sourceware.org's binutils-gdb repo

Edjunior Barbosa Machado emachado@linux.vnet.ibm.com
Sat Apr 5 20:12:00 GMT 2014


Hi all,

at the time when binutils/gdb was moving to git, there has been some
discussion in the mailing list [1] about the possibility of hosting
vendor branches on sourceware.org's binutils-gdb git repository but, as
far as I understood, there has been no agreement about this policy.

We already maintain community vendor branches for glibc (on
sourceware.org) and gcc (on gnu.org), and we'd like to do the same for
binutils-gdb. The idea is to create separate namespaces, i.e.
ibm/gdb/7.7 and ibm/binutils/2.24. Those branches will only store
patches under GPL and with a proper copyright assignment.

Any comments? Objections?

Thanks and regards,
--
Edjunior Barbosa Machado
Linux Technology Center, IBM Systems & Technology Group

[1] https://sourceware.org/ml/gdb/2013-10/threads.html#00147



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