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[bug #30653] intermediate files incorrectly pruned in parallel builds

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: [bug #30653] intermediate files incorrectly pruned in parallel builds
Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2014 20:10:33 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #5, bug #30653 (project make):

I'm personally not invested either way since this particular bug fix is short
enough to not be subject to copyright anyway (it falls under fair use
exceptions), so you could just create your own patch file with that change in
it (the one additional line to remake.c) without asking permission at all and
that's perfectly fine.

However just to note, a patch is clearly a derived work of the GNU make
codebase and as such (if it was subject to copyright requirements, and barring
other agreements such as copyright assignment etc.) it would be jointly
copyright between the FSF and Jeremy D. and the only way the license could be
modified would be with the unanimous agreement of both parties.

The applicable license, unless/until a change was agreed, would be the one
under which the code was licensed when Jeremy D. created his patch.  Assuming
he was working with GNU make 3.82, the license is GPLv3.

It's not possible to backport changes from newer versions of GNU make, with a
newer license, to older versions of GNU make, with an older license, then
release the whole thing under the older license.  That's not how it works...


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