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Re: Licensing of dummy.c

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: Licensing of dummy.c
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 06:54:51 +0200

Simon Josefsson wrote:

> 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).

If you're volunteering, I'd cheer you on ;-)

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