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Re: distributing libstdc++ libgcc_s with my software


From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: distributing libstdc++ libgcc_s with my software
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2006 13:20:47 -0600
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ultraman writes:
> libstdc++ and libgcc_s

You could have found this information on your own system:

The libstdc++-v3 library is licensed under the terms of the GNU General
Public License, with this special exception:
  
   As a special exception, you may use this file as part of a free software
   library without restriction.  Specifically, if other files instantiate
   templates or use macros or inline functions from this file, or you compile
   this file and link it with other files to produce an executable, this
   file does not by itself cause the resulting executable to be covered by
   the GNU General Public License.  This exception does not however
   invalidate any other reasons why the executable file might be covered by
   the GNU General Public License.

gpc is copyright Free Software Foundation, and is licensed under the
GNU General Public License which on Debian GNU/Linux systems can be
found as `/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL'. 

The libgcj library is licensed under the terms of the GNU General
Public License, with this special exception:

    As a special exception, if you link this library with other files
    to produce an executable, this library does not by itself cause
    the resulting executable to be covered by the GNU General Public
    License.  This exception does not however invalidate any other
    reasons why the executable file might be covered by the GNU
    General Public License.

gcc/libgcc2.c (source for libgcc) has the following addition:

    In addition to the permissions in the GNU General Public License,
    the Free Software Foundation gives you unlimited permission to
    link the compiled version of this file into combinations with
    other programs, and to distribute those combinations without any
    restriction coming from the use of this file.  (The General Public
    License restrictions do apply in other respects; for example, they
    cover modification of the file, and distribution when not linked
    into a combine executable.)

gcc/unwind-libunwind.c (source for libgcc) has the following addition:

    As a special exception, if you link this library with other files,
    some of which are compiled with GCC, to produce an executable,
    this library does not by itself cause the resulting executable to
    be covered by the GNU General Public License.  This exception does
    not however invalidate any other reasons why the executable file
    might be covered by the GNU General Public License.

-- 
John Hasler 
address@hidden
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA


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