Build libxil.a and xil-*crt0.o for powerpc-xilinx-eabi

Michael Eager
Sun May 10 09:25:00 GMT 2009

Jeff Johnston wrote:
> Michael Eager wrote:
>> Attached is a patch which adds xil-crt0.S, source
>> for xil-*crt0.o, and builds libxil.a.  For Xilinx
>> PowerPC 405/440.
> Michael,
> I'm afraid the licensing of xil-crt0.S isn't adequate.  IANAL, but to me 
> it just says that it might contain infringements and you are responsible 
> for figuring this out.  It doesn't provide usage rights (i.e. free to 
> copy/modify/etc..).  This is not sufficient for checking into newlib.
> Can you possibly contact the supplier of this code to see if it can be 
> licensed under a simple BSD-style license.  Similar comments apply to 
> any other code using that license.  If there is question as to who wrote 
> the code and whether it is infringing on patents, then it cannot be 
> checked in.  I am surprised that sort of license would be used for a 
> simple start-up file.

I'll pursue a BSD license with Xilinx.  I'm sure that the license
is their standard boilerplate.

Michael Eager
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