[PATCH] Fix ColdFire support for GCC 3.4 in libgloss
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.
More information about the Newlib