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Re: request to relax license of 'stat-time'

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: request to relax license of 'stat-time'
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 15:29:14 +0200

Eric Blake wrote:
> Libvirt would like to use lib/stat-time.h to portably get at nanosecond
> timestamps from an LGPLv2+ license; but this file is currently licensed
> LGPLv3+.  Any objections to relaxing the license, particularly since
> POSIX 2008 guarantees that stat() should be returning this information
> and the stat module is already LGPLv2+?

That is fine with me.
(Bruno and Paul should also sign off)
Note that st_mtim.m4 (predecessor of stat-time.m4) had an
all-permissive copyright notice:

    commit 44d7c1c1f004fa9bfb8ec3948de2671a7958cf5b
    Author: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
    Date:   Sun Jan 23 08:06:57 2005 +0000

        Use an all-permissive copyright notice, recommended by RMS.

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