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Re: Licensing of dummy.c

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Re: Licensing of dummy.c
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:34:58 +0100

On 17 June 2012 16:40, Bruno Haible <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi Jim, Reuben,
>> > Since this file is trivial, would it be possible to give it an
>> > all-permissive license? Someone has just (helpfully!) pointed out that
>> > it shouldn't be in a BSD-licensed project I maintain, where it gets
>> > pulled in by bootstrap.
>> If dummy's license is causing trouble, how can you use any
>> nontrivial part of gnulib?
> gnulib-tool is also meant to combine source code when all your modules
> come from your own package (option --local-dir) and you use no modules
> from gnulib.
> The 'dummy' module is hardwired into gnulib-tool, therefore its license
> needs to be permissive, like Reuben says. As the only non-trivial contributor
> to lib/dummy.c, I am changing its license:

This is great. I now need this, but I can't find out how to get
gnulib-tool to generate the file with an all-permissive license (only
with an LGPL license). Help?


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