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Re: Bug fix for $((x**y)) algorithm on 64+ bits machines.

From: Greg Wooledge
Subject: Re: Bug fix for $((x**y)) algorithm on 64+ bits machines.
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 08:27:03 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/

From: Nicolas ARGYROU <address@hidden>
> > 
> > You're right. Then, just do what you want with this piece of code, I make 
> > it 
> > public domain: no restriction at all on using it. It's a gift to bash as I 
> > use it a lot. I also accept that you put my name and/or email with the 
> > piece of 
> > code in case someone wants to contact the author. :-)

On Sun, Sep 18, 2011 at 06:33:23PM -0700, William Park wrote:
> No.  For example, current Bash is copyrighted and licensed by the copyright 
> holder.
> To get included in Bash, though, I think the license should be the same as 
> Bash,
> at the least.

It is my understanding (IANAL) that if a work is placed into the public
domain, anyone may use it and relicense it as he or she sees fit.  Thus,
with the code being in the public domain, Chet may incorporate it into
Bash and release the combined work under Bash's existing license.

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