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Re: [Bug-gnulib] xalloc module dependencies

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] xalloc module dependencies
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 10:46:42 -0600 (CST)

On Wed, 31 Mar 2004, Gary V. Vaughan wrote:

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> Gary V. Vaughan wrote:
> | On a related note (I'm thinking of porting libltdl to gnulib), libltdl has
> | implementations of strcmp, strchr and strrchr (presumably from bcmp, index
> | and rindex days).  Should I submit them for inclusion in gnulib, or do all
> | gnulib supported systems provide their own?
> It appears that all of the sources in gnulib are GPL :-(  libltdl is currently
> LGPL.  Would there be any interest in my submitting the LGPL versions of the

libltdl is not currently strictly LGPL.  It provides a special
exception which allows non-GPL and non-LGPL packages to distribute it
using the same terms as that package.  If libltdl becomes dependent on
LGPL (or GPL) code, then this exception is no longer useful and many
packages would have to stop using libltdl.

This is the license from ltdl.c:

/* ltdl.c -- system independent dlopen wrapper
   Copyright (C) 1998, 1999, 2000 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
   Originally by Thomas Tanner <address@hidden>
   This file is part of GNU Libtool.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

As a special exception to the GNU Lesser General Public License,
if you distribute this file as part of a program or library that
is built using GNU libtool, you may include it under the same
distribution terms that you use for the rest of that program.

This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
Lesser General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public
License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA
02111-1307  USA


Bob Friesenhahn

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