Vendor branches on's binutils-gdb repo

Edjunior Barbosa Machado
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'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 and gcc (on, 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


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