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Re: [PATCH 2/3] getcwd-lgpl: new module

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/3] getcwd-lgpl: new module
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 12:39:07 +0200

Bruno Haible wrote:
> Hi Eric,
> Good move. I also like to see a glibc compatible getcwd() that does not
> require the complex 'openat' and 'fdopendir' machinery.
> A remark regarding copyright. Through your now module, lib/getcwd.c changes
> from GPLv3+ to LGPLv2+. (It is too hard to explain to lawyers that part of a
> file could be under GPL and another part under LGPL. It is also too hard for
> users to check that a series of #ifs happen to pick only the LGPL code.)
> So, either the authors of this file (Paul, Jim, Petr Salinger, and perhaps me)

I would approve a change in copyright if needed,
but think separating is clearer indeed.

> need to give their approval to this copyright change. Or you move your new
> code to lib/getcwd-lgpl.c, like we have two files canonicalize.c and
> canonicalize-lgpl.c with code from different origins.

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