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Re: Licensing of dummy.c

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: Licensing of dummy.c
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 00:47:36 +0200
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address@hidden (Karl Berry) writes:

>     regexprops-generic.  The last one seems to be a mistake,
>     it should be fdl
> I seem to recall that the issue there was that regexprops-generic is
> both documentation and code.  Therefore neither GPL nor GFDL work, and
> dual licensing seems like far too much trouble.

The regexprops-generic.texi file starts with:

@c Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
@c under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or
@c any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no
@c Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover
@c Texts.  A copy of the license is included in the ``GNU Free
@c Documentation License'' file as part of this distribution.

I don't see any code in the file.  There isn't anything else in the
regexprops-generic module as far as I can tell.

>     The alloca module
>     seems non-trivial but marked as public domain in the code.
> If it's still the same alloca, that is how it was originally written and
> released (independently of GNU), decades ago.

Right.  The majority of that code is for CRAY OS which I believe is not
a useful porting target anymore, so we'd might as well rip it out (or
just leave it... but that way it ends up being brought into discussions
like this from time to time).


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