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Tue, 29 Jan 2008 16:54:49 +0100
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Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
On Tue, 29 Jan 2008, Stefan Bienert wrote:
I already found acx_pthread in the autoconf-archive but it has the
wrong license for me. The macro is GPL with an exception on the
product of it. I need somethin BSDish with sort of no limitations in
It is good to keep these issues in mind:
* Autoconf's own macros use a somewhat similar license.
* GPLv2 only restricts copying of the resulting "program".
* Macros are already in primary source code form and thereby
automatically satisfy GPL while they are distributed.
It is true that if the text of this macro is included in your package
that it then includes source components which are GPL even if the built
package is not GPL. You might be required to provide notice of that.
OK, now I'm a little bit confused. It is OK to distribute your
configure.ac with all the macro calls while having your own license on
the package? I think of macro calls as of calling library functions and
on that there is no licensing, is it? And for including macro code,
which is also under GPL, I only need to point it out that it is GPL
macro code? Wait, calling a macro is legally not the same as copying
code, right? Urk, my head starts aking. Why can't life be as simple as C?
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Re: pthreads, Bob Friesenhahn, 2008/01/29
- Re: pthreads, Bernd Jendrissek, 2008/01/29
- Re: pthreads,
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