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Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: [Gcl-devel] Re: [ #48656] Re: GCL compl

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: [Gcl-devel] Re: [ #48656] Re: GCL compliance with GNU GPL
Date: 17 Jul 2003 23:21:21 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

Greetings!  The BFD library linking is a recent addition, and could be
removed if necessary, though it would force us back to
dlopen/non-permanent object loading on all but two of the 6 platforms
which we thus support at present.  If need be I suppose we could
expand on the custom reloc code already in the tree. Richard
is of course right here that static or dynamic linking is not

The unexec routines from emacs were definitely in place when GCL was
maintained by Dr. Schelter.  Surely the license issues must have been
worked out at that time?  To my understanding, the only function
needed from emacs is unexec -- the files listed my Mike are those
needed to support this function on several architectures.

How much of an issue is it really if we just place GCL under the GPL?
Do we know of anyone who would be inconvenienced by this?

Take care,

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     BFD can be handled, in the terms that Richard seems to be proposing, by
>     optionally using the old GCL custom relocation code (GCL is then licenced 
> as
>     LGPL) or using BFD linking (GCL licenced as GPL).  It may also be that BFD
>     could be linked as a dynamic library,
> Using dynamic linking wouldn't change the consequences.
>     With respect to the Emacs code extracts, I can't see any alternative to 
>     being licenced as GPL without getting a waiver or authorisation to use 
>     from the copyright holders.
> What are these Emacs extracts, and how big are they total?
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