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Subject: Re: GPLv3

Re: GPLv3

From: Rafaël Carré <rafael.carre_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2010 21:57:57 +0200

On Sun, 11 Jul 2010 21:41:38 +0200
Nils Wallménius <nils.wallmenius_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 4, 2010 at 8:40 PM, Rafaël Carré <rafael.carre_at_gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > AFAIK the only thing which would prevent us from using GPLv3 code is
> > the presence of GPLv2-only code in rockbox, and there has been some
> > effort made to ensure there's none.
> >
> > --
> > Rafaël Carré
> >
>
> There is in fact at least one file, firmware/libc/strstr.c which comes
> from linux which is gplv2-only. Maybe we should replace that with a
> more liberally licenced one?
>
> Nils

I replaced it by LGPLv2.1 code from uClibc, but that shows us that we
should check carefully all the licences used before importing GPLv3
code.

-- 
✍ Rafaël Carré ☺

Received on 2010-07-11

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