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Re: [Bug-gnulib] xalloc module dependencies

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] xalloc module dependencies
Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2005 17:20:19 +0000
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Hi Richard,

Richard Stallman wrote:
> I am trying to answer mail that got left behind during the year.
> Please forgive the long time it took to respond to this.
>     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 means just copying the code even from GNU libc would not be allowed.
> If it serves the purpose of the FSF, I can authorize a license change
> of the code from Glibc or Gnulib, to put it into libltdl.  Please show
> me the code in question and I will think about the issue.

Since then, Libltdl has dropped support for pre-c89 compilers so we
simply discarded libltdl's versions of that code.

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