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Re: Bison and GPL

From: James Harris
Subject: Re: Bison and GPL
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2001 14:40:26 -0800 (PST)

If all this code came from Corbett then obviously he may license it to who
ever, how ever he wants.  In the FreeBSD yacc comments the work is
originally attributed to Corbett, adding this to the Bison code might
prevent false alarms like this in the future.

On Sun, 23 Dec 2001, Richard Stallman wrote:

> Corbett signed a copyright disclaimer for Bison.  As far as I know,
> his original version was written entirely by him.  He may have used
> the same code in other programs, but if so, that is not a legal problem
> either for him or for us.
> I think there is no issue here that we need to worry about.

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