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[Axiom-developer] 2.6.8 licensing

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: [Axiom-developer] 2.6.8 licensing
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 18:19:04 -0400

Greetings!  The FSF has requested that we "change the software license
to GPLv3 or later, and the documentation license FDLv1.3 or later".
By this I think they mean LGPLv3 of course.  To remain consistent with
the Debian Free Software guidelines, I think we'd have to add "with no
invariant sections, no front-cover texts and no back-cover texts'" to
the doc license.  I don't see any problem with this, but I thought I'd
put this out for comment just in case anyone else does.

Separately, at some point we might want to discuss having the FSF hold
the copyright, if that is even possible, let alone desirable.

I'm considering removing the binutils subtree, as all targets are
working now with custreloc save ia64 and hppa, which use dlopen as
always.  One can still build against an external bfd library if
desired.  It is probably necessary to keep the local gmp copy as a
convenience as many users don't seem to have this installed.

Thoughts most welcome.

Take care,
Camm Maguire                                        address@hidden
"The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens."  --  Baha'u'llah

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