[newlib-cygwin] Add RISC-V port for newlib
Thu Aug 17 01:50:00 GMT 2017
IANAL, but Red Hat lawyers are. See the first license in
COPYING.NEWLIB which they originally crafted.
I cannot fault SIFive for following that template.
The referenced site refers the name "BSD license" to the 2-clause and
3-clause license (4-clause does not come into play).
The 3 clause is assumed in the Red Hat case and I also assume the
SIFive case. I do not know if the site originally
referred to the 3-clause as default when the lawyers drafted that. I
can clarify if needed that it is the 3-clause.
-- Jeff J.
On Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 6:13 PM, Eric Blake <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 08/16/2017 05:11 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
>> On 08/16/2017 05:01 PM, Jeff Johnston wrote:
>>> commit 363dbb9e44d0101f29ec34cadd001893daab3fc6
>>> Author: Kito Cheng <email@example.com>
>>> Date: Thu Jul 27 16:44:22 2017 +0800
>>> 25 files changed, 7198 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>> That's a lot of code in one patch; is it something that can be logically
>> split into smaller, easier-to-review portions?
> Hmm, I see now that I attempted to reply to the commit bot, rather than
> the original message; so at this point, any changes need to be followup
> patches (and you can't split what has already been pushed). Which
> leaves my question:
>>> diff --git a/COPYING.NEWLIB b/COPYING.NEWLIB
>>> index 9b4c569..942c90a 100644
>>> --- a/COPYING.NEWLIB
>>> +++ b/COPYING.NEWLIB
>>> @@ -1133,3 +1133,16 @@ DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY
>>> THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
>>> (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF
>>> THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
>>> +(49) - SiFive Inc. (riscv-* targets)
>>> +Copyright (c) 2017 SiFive Inc. All rights reserved.
>> I'm not a lawyer, but how can all rights be reserved if if it open
>> source? This claim is incongruous with:
>>> +This copyrighted material is made available to anyone wishing to use,
>>> +modify, copy, or redistribute it subject to the terms and conditions
>>> +of the BSD License. This program is distributed in the hope that
>>> +it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY expressed or implied,
>>> +including the implied warranties of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR
>>> +A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. A copy of this license is available at
>> this disclaimer.
>> "the BSD License" is ambiguous; there have been at least three major
>> variants (2-clause, 3-clause, and 4-clause), and the 4-clause version is
>> not compatible with GPL, so it matters that you be more precise on which
>> license is intended. (These days, most people use 2-clause).
> Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer
> Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3266
> Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org
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