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Re: willing to contribute verrevcmp to gnulib?

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: willing to contribute verrevcmp to gnulib?
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 22:44:20 +0200

Ian Jackson <address@hidden> wrote:
> Jim Meyering writes ("Re: willing to contribute verrevcmp to gnulib?"):
>> Depending on the code: GPL, LGPL, LGPLv2+.
>> For this function, LGPL or LGPLv2+ would be appropriate,
>> since it's intended to replace glibc's strverscmp.
> Right.  I hereby permit, insofar as I am able, the relicensing of
> dpkg's lib/vercmp.c, as LGPLv2+.
> The copy of the verrevcmp function (which is the one I think you
> probably want as you probably don't want the epoch and revision stuff
> which is rather Debian-package-specific) in dpkg 1.13.25 appears to
> have been rewritten.  I don't remember rewriting it so I presume that
> the new implementation (the one currently in use) was written by
> someone else.
> Probably it was written by whoever did the `~' support.  dpkg's git
> history should say.

Thanks, Ian.
Bruno was noting that you are listed as the copyright holder.
I know it can seem silly, but it's better if the FSF is the copyright
holder.  Would you be willing to assign copyright to the FSF?

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