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Re: getndelim2 license

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: getndelim2 license
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 09:22:23 +0200
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Bruno Haible wrote:
> Hi Jim,
>> Will commit this shortly:
>>      * modules/getndelim2 (License): Relicense to LGPLv2+.
> Do you have RMS's backing for this move? The original version of this code
> was contributed to the FSF by Jan Brittenson, who is not on this mailing list.
> It was my understanding that we can relicense from GPL to LGPL only code
> which we have written ourselves (by virtue of the copyright assignment that
> each of us signed with the FSF), and that relicensing otherwise is an RMS
> privilege?
> I too would like to see getndelim2 under LGPL. I just don't think that we
> can do it without RMS' blessing.

Yeah -- the right way to do it would be to implement getdelim using
freadptr/freadseek, and then enhance it to effectively rewrite getndelim2.


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