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Re: getndelim2 license

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: getndelim2 license
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 11:52:14 +0200

Bruno Haible <address@hidden> 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.

Hi Bruno,

So little of the code in the original 70-line getstr function[*] remains,
that while Jan did indeed write that code, that seems to be irrelevant,
now.  Since then, its interface has changed significantly (hence the
multiple name changes), and it has been rewritten/redesigned to use the
likes of flockfile, freadptr and freadseek.  All of the people who have
written parts of today's getndelim2 function are on this list.

If you still think this license change merits further review,
you're welcome to pursue it.

[*] The getstr function first appeared in coreutils' lib/getline.c
almost 13 years ago with this change:

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