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Re: Question about gperf output

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: Question about gperf output
Date: Fri, 2 May 2008 09:21:06 +0200
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Dear Karice,

> Based on the gperf changelog, it appears you are the most recently known 
> maintainer of the code.

You could also have written to the address mentioned in the
"gperf --help" output.

> I am working with an open source project that would like to distribute 
> output generated by gperf.  The project in question does not have the same 
> license as gperf so I was looking to confirm that the output of gperf is 
> not subject to the same license under which gperf is distributed.  I saw a 
> recent posting on a Google newsgroup (that appears to have been submitted 
> by Doug Schmidt, the original gperf author) that states the output is not 
> subject to GPL:
> http://groups.google.com/group/comp.soft-sys.ace/browse_thread/thread/fbc045744ad0a1f1#
> He confirmed this is the case.

I confirmed it too, in

> In light of this, I was wondering if 
> clarification of this could be made via the gperf project website or, even 
> better, in a statement generated with the output of gperf?  The reason I 
> ask is so that it is abundantly clear to anyone who uses gperf that the 
> output is not subject to the license under which gperf is distributed.  If 
> such a statement were made via the project website and/or in the output 
> generated by gperf, then there would be no misunderstanding on this issue 
> by those using gperf.  Is this something that can be done?

Thank you for the suggestion. I'll put something about it into the


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