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Re: Bison licensing issues

From: Paul Hilfinger
Subject: Re: Bison licensing issues
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 20:24:58 -0800

> Bison itself is issued under this license:
> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html
> Here are some frequently-asked questions about the license:
> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html
> The Bison documentation is issued under this license:
> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl.html
> If you have any questions after reading the above, please let us know.

In addition, default (Yacc-like) output from Bison allows unrestricted
use and redistribution of C files produced by (as opposed to contained
in) Bison.  This is not true of other modes of operation (GLR parsers
in particular).

Amongst the Bison maintainers, I would again like to raise the issue
of whether other skeletons (GLR in particular) should have the same 
terms as the default output.  My feeling is that they should, and that 
placing Bison output (as opposed to Bison itself) under the GPL is 

Paul Hilfinger

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