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Re: Linus' sha1 is much faster!

From: John Tapsell
Subject: Re: Linus' sha1 is much faster!
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2009 21:12:58 +0100

2009/8/15 Bryan Donlan <address@hidden>:
> coreutils is licensed under GPLv3, and git under GPLv2 (only), so
> you'd need permission from all contributors to the implementation in
> order to relicense under GPLv3. A quick grep of the history suggests
> these contributors to be:

X11 also requires a fast SHA1 implementation.  It uses this to check
if two pixmaps are the same.  So it would be really nice to relicense
under a liberal enough license that xorg can use it.


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