[PATCH] Fix ColdFire support for GCC 3.4 in libgloss

J. Johnston jjohnstn@redhat.com
Mon Oct 20 16:18:00 GMT 2003

Bernardo Innocenti wrote:
> 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 ;-)

So do I.  Anyway, I have confirmed what you said above with someone here who is 
more qualified to speak about the GPL; you are allowed to relicense those macros 
to newlib.  I will commit your new patch when it is ready.

-- Jeff J.

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