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Re: [Toon-members] TooN license on Savannah

From: Simon Taylor
Subject: Re: [Toon-members] TooN license on Savannah
Date: Thu, 06 May 2010 16:16:28 +0100
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E. Rosten wrote:
> On Wed, 5 May 2010, Georg Klein wrote:
>> Yeah that "as part of a free software library" is not clear on first
>> reading. It's taken from the GNU libstdc++ license, and the combo is
>> generally referred to as `GPLv2 plus runtime exceptions' (as far as I
>> can tell.) I think the "as part of a free software library" refers to
>> it being part of TooN or
>> libstdc++, so that as long as you use the code as part of TooN, then
>> do whatever you want.
> That is my interpretation.

OK then. I did look at libstc++ yesterday, and found they now use a
complicated GCC-specific exception to GPL v3:

But it seems the TooN license text is taken straight from an older
libstdc++, for example the one from gcc-3.4:

The FAQ there clarifies things a bit.

GPLv2 + this exception also probably makes sense as the license for CVD,
as there's some template code and inline functions in there too that are
a bit of a grey area under LGPL.

Btw, the FADBAD license is non-standard (contact the authors for
permission to use commercially). I assume the supporting code added to
TooN is covered by the standard TooN license, and therefore if the
FADBAD stuff isn't used then that license would not apply?


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