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Re: build-aux/snippet files

From: Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos
Subject: Re: build-aux/snippet files
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:26:26 +0100

On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 10:28 AM, Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos
<address@hidden> wrote:

>>>  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
>>> 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 think that the attached patch correctly fixes the issue. It
> separates build-aux/ files from build-aux/snippet files, and uses the
> main library license for the latter.

 Is there any plan to apply this or any similar patch? As it is now, the
--lgpl=2 flag of gnulib-tool installs GPLv3 header files in build-aux.


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