History of the xscale machine dir?

Ralf Corsepius ralf.corsepius@rtems.org
Thu Oct 13 17:22:00 GMT 2011

On 10/12/2011 12:00 PM, Nick Clifton wrote:
> Hi David,
>> I was looking at the xscale subdirectory and noticed
>> there were no individual copyrights or attributions on the files;
>> what's the history behind them, who originally wrote them?
> I guess that you can blame me. It was a long time ago, but I think that
> what actually happened was that someone at Intel asked us (Red Hat) to
> provide some hand written assembler versions of the string and memory
> functions in order to speed up the xscale targeted version of the
> arm-elf toolchain. I wrote them and later contributed them to the newlib
> project, but it was very remiss of me not to include copyright notices
> on the files.
> I believe however that it is safe to assume that since I was working for
> Red Hat at the time, the sources are covered by Red Hat's blanket FSF
> copyright assignment.

newlib is not subject to the FSF's legal activities.

To the contrary, all code in newlib is supposed to be "BSD compatible" 
and not be [L]GPL'ed.


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