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Re: License of m4/ltoptions.m4

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: License of m4/ltoptions.m4
Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 14:02:10 +0000
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Hi Ralf,

Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> Hi Peter,
> * Peter Ekberg wrote on Tue, Nov 09, 2004 at 01:33:29PM CET:
>>There is no exception from the GPL in m4/ltoptions.m4, like
>>there is in the other lt*.m4 files in that directory. Is
>>that an oversight or is this file only needed for backwards
>>compatibility or something like that?

I based this file on m4/options.m4 in automake and copied the
license from there :-(  The lack of exception is troubling, maybe
the author of the Automake version of the file is willing to let
us relicense our fork?

If not, we need to reimplement the parts I cribbed from Automake,
so that we can license it consistently.

> Not only this file: also missing the exception are
> m4/argz.m4
> m4/ltversion.m4 (is this short enough so it doesn't need any license?)

m4/, and I believe the license is necessary.

> libltdl/
> libltdl/
> libltdl/loaders/

I wrote all of those, so the missing exception is just an oversight
on my part.  Please feel free to insert the missing clause.  Otherwise
I will do so when I have some time.  Arguably libltdl/ has
ancestry from before I joined libtool, but the clause was already present
in the libtool license when libltdl was added, so there is no
problem in adding the clause back in.

Gary V. Vaughan      ())_.  address@hidden,}
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