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[avr-gcc-list] avr-libc license issues

From: Theodore A. Roth
Subject: [avr-gcc-list] avr-libc license issues
Date: Sat, 4 May 2002 14:35:32 -0600 (MDT)

Hi All,

With Marek's blessing, I have attempted to start a project on 
savannah.gnu.org for avr-libc.  Hopefully, this will help the library 
evolve more quickly in the future as new AVR devices are introduced by 

My request for the project was rejected by the savannah people because of
issues with the licenses of various files (see forwarded message below).  
I don't feel that I have the authority to change the licensing of the
files with out explicit permission.  If you have contributed to the
avr-libc code, please reply to the list with your opinions regarding the
licensing of your code.


Ted Roth

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sat, 4 May 2002 12:50:49 +0200
From: Loic Dachary <address@hidden>
To: address@hidden
Cc: address@hidden
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers] savannah.gnu.org: submission of AVR C
    Runtime Library




        I see a complex mixture of files with no copyright or license notice,
files with a license notice that says it is not copyrighted but no indication
of who is legally empowered to make such a decision (which would require to
add a copyright notice and would therefore be contradictory with the license
notice ;-), files with no copyright notice but a pointer to a readme file
that states it is released under the GNU GPL but also relaxes the GNU GPL
to make it look like the GNU LGPL.

        Is it possible to simplify this situation ? Each file should
have a proper copyright and license notice. For files released under
the GNU (L)GPL, you can do as instructed at the end of the GNU (L)GPL
itself. For files with "no copyright" you can release them under the
Modified BSD license (it has the same effect as what is usually called
"public domain").


address@hidden writes:
 > A package was submitted to savannah.gnu.org.
 > This mail was sent to address@hidden, address@hidden
 > Theodore A. Roth <address@hidden> described the package as follows:
 > License: gpl
 > Other License: 
 > Package: AVR C Runtime Library
 > System name: avr-libc
 > This package does NOT want to apply for inclusion in the GNU project
 > The avr-libc project provides a C runtime library for Atmel AVR 8-bit risc 
 > microcontrollers.  The library is needed by gcc-3.x for development of AVR 
 > programs.  Many devices in the AVR family are already supported but new 
 > devices show up all the time thus requiring the project to evolve.
 > It already exists and you can download the latest distribution at
 > http://www.amelek.gda.pl/avr/libc/

Loic   Dachary         http://www.dachary.org/  address@hidden
12 bd  Magenta         http://www.senga.org/      address@hidden
75010    Paris         T: 33 1 42 45 07 97          address@hidden
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