[PATCH] Fix ColdFire support for GCC 3.4 in libgloss

Bernardo Innocenti bernie@develer.com
Fri Oct 17 22:28:00 GMT 2003

Doug Evans wrote:

>  > >   I'm afraid I can't accept this change as-is.  The problem is that gcc 
>  > > code is under the GPL license and newlib does not accept GPL licensed 
>  > > contributions.  If you want to make your own set of macros based on your 
>  > > "observations of gcc" or if you were to copy from a BSD-licensed source, 
>  > > that would be fine, but to copy the macros (plus/minus comments) 
>  > > directly from the gcc code is not.
>  > 
>  > This isn't a problem: I'm the author of those changes in GCC,
>  > and my FSF copyright assignment papers grant me full ownership
>  > of my contributions.
> Eh?  I was under the impression that all FSF copyright assignments
> transfer ownership to the FSF.

I've re-read my copy of the papers and there's a paragraph
explicitly saying:

"(d) FSF agrees to grant back to Developer, and does hereby grant,
non-exclusive, royalty-free and non-cancellable rights to use the
Works (i.e., Developer's changes and/or enhancements not the
Program that they enhance), as Developer sees fit; this grant back
does not limit FSF's rights and public rights acquired through
this agreement."

Yack, I really hate legal matters ;-)

  // Bernardo Innocenti - Develer S.r.l., R&D dept.
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