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Re: getndelim2 license

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: getndelim2 license
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2008 12:05:22 +0200
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Hi Jim,

> > I too would like to see getndelim2 under LGPL. I just don't think that we
> > can do it without RMS' blessing.
> So little of the code in the original 70-line getstr function[*] remains,
> that while Jan did indeed write that code, that seems to be irrelevant,
> now.

I don't agree with this argument: The current getndelim2 code structure is
still quite similar to the getstr from 1995. And even if it wasn't, if the
code had been refactored so often that no similarities were not visible any
more, I don't know after how many refactorings the original author's copyright
would cease to apply. My guess is never.

> If you still think this license change merits further review,
> you're welcome to pursue it.

Did that, and got the approval for RMS for the original version and of all
contributors since then, except yourself. I assume you approve the change
as well, since you committed it :-)


*** ChangeLog.orig      2008-09-06 11:51:58.000000000 +0200
--- ChangeLog   2008-09-06 11:51:24.000000000 +0200
*** 271,276 ****
--- 271,278 ----
  2008-08-28  Jim Meyering  <address@hidden>
        * modules/getndelim2 (License): Relicense to LGPLv2+.
+       Approved by Richard Stallman for the version of 1995, and by
+       Paul Eggert, Bruno Haible, Eric Blake for their contributions.
  2008-08-27  Paolo Bonzini  <address@hidden>

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