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Re: build-aux/snippet files

From: Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos
Subject: Re: build-aux/snippet files
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 23:46:38 +0100

On Mon, 2013-11-11 at 13:51 -0700, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 11/11/2013 01:34 PM, Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos wrote:
> > Hello,
> >  It seems that gnulib-tool installs files in build-aux like
> > "snippet/c++defs.h" that are under GPLv3+, even if the --lgpg=2 flag
> I assume you mean --lgpl=2
> > is specified. If these headers are GPLv3+ shouldn't they be skipped in
> > that case?
> No, that sounds like it might be a bug in gnulib-tool for not re-writing
> the header license.  Would you like to help investigate?  ALL
> gnulib-installed files should have their headers rewritten to match the
> intersection of the module license and the requested license of the
> gnulib-tool invocation; and modules/snippet/c++defs says that it is
> indeed under the LGPLv2+ license.

I'm not sure if that's correct, but here is a patch that solves the
header issue. However at this case the .sh files installed in build-aux
are also LGPL.


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