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Re: [Bug-gnulib] Dummy module under LGPL?

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] Dummy module under LGPL?
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2004 16:30:14 -0700
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Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> writes:

> The gnulib-tool support for --lgpl is finished.  While testing it, I
> noticed that dummy.c used LGPL version 2.  This patch upgrade it to
> LGPL 2.1.  At least progreloc.c has the same problem.  Using GPL would
> be fine as well.

Let's make it GPL, for consistency with the other modules.

> I think Bruno actually hold the copyright on the one line of real
> code in dummy.c

(Naah, that line in the public domain.  I've seen that line for at
least 20 years.  Only the comments are copyrightable, really.  :-)

But more seriously, we can change it to GPL without any licensing issues,
since one can always convert GPL->LGPL.  We can also have gnulib-tool
convert it to LGPL 2.1, for the same reason.  We don't need the
author's permission, even assuming

Still more seriously: why is that dummy.c "Copyright (C) 2004 Simon
Josefsson"?  It should be copyright by the FSF.  There are a few
gnulib modules that are not copyright FSF, but we don't want to add to
the list unless there's a very good reason (and we'll probably need
official FSF approval for each one).

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