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Re: GNU General Public License?


From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: GNU General Public License?
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 10:38:10 -0600
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Fung writes:
> Assumption: commoncpp library is licensed under GPL

What do you mean by "commoncpp"?  Are you trying to refer to the gcc
runtime code?  From the relevant copyright file:

   The libstdc++-v3 library is licensed under the terms of the GNU General
   Public License, with this special exception:
  
   As a special exception, you may use this file as part of a free software
   library without restriction.  Specifically, if other files instantiate
   templates or use macros or inline functions from this file, or you compile
   this file and link it with other files to produce an executable, this
   file does not by itself cause the resulting executable to be covered by
   the GNU General Public License.  This exception does not however
   invalidate any other reasons why the executable file might be covered by
   the GNU General Public License.

   gpc is copyright Free Software Foundation, and is licensed under the
   GNU General Public License which on Debian GNU/Linux systems can be
   found as `/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL'. 

   The libgcj library is licensed under the terms of the GNU General
   Public License, with this special exception:

   As a special exception, if you link this library with other files
   to produce an executable, this library does not by itself cause
   the resulting executable to be covered by the GNU General Public
   License.  This exception does not however invalidate any other
   reasons why the executable file might be covered by the GNU
   General Public License.

   gcc/libgcc2.c (source for libgcc) has the following addition:

   In addition to the permissions in the GNU General Public License,
   the Free Software Foundation gives you unlimited permission to
   link the compiled version of this file into combinations with
   other programs, and to distribute those combinations without any
   restriction coming from the use of this file.  (The General Public
   License restrictions do apply in other respects; for example, they
   cover modification of the file, and distribution when not linked
   into a combine executable.)

   gcc/unwind-libunwind.c (source for libgcc) has the following addition:

   As a special exception, if you link this library with other files,
   some of which are compiled with GCC, to produce an executable,
   this library does not by itself cause the resulting executable to
   be covered by the GNU General Public License.  This exception does
   not however invalidate any other reasons why the executable file
   might be covered by the GNU General Public License.

-- 
John Hasler 
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Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA


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