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Re: [Cvs-dev] Re: [bug-gnulib] AC_HEADER_DIRENT

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Cvs-dev] Re: [bug-gnulib] AC_HEADER_DIRENT
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 10:09:53 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.1008 (Gnus v5.10.8) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

"Derek R. Price" <derek@ximbiot.com> writes:

> What are the rules about importing public domain code into GNULIB?

Importing public domain code into GNU code is acceptable and has been
done occasionally, but ....

> I'd be happy to declare my changes to those files also public domain, if
> it makes things any easier.  If this is needed, we might need Jim to
> declare his tweaks public domain too under the many tiny changes rule,

I'd rather not use this escape hatch for GNU projects, as there are
sound legal reasons for preferring signing papers to the "let's
declare it public domain" route.  You (Derek) shouldn't need to go the
public-domain route anyway, since you've signed the papers.  If the
bottleneck is Jim Hyslop, we can wait for his papers to go through.

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