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Re: [RFC] pre-c89 in libltdl

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: [RFC] pre-c89 in libltdl
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 17:05:43 +0100
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Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
| On Wed, 31 Mar 2004, Gary V. Vaughan wrote:
|>| a horse.  Libltdl becomes dependent on a library which is likely to
|>| cause conflicts when linked with other libraries. In addition to this,
|>| there is severe impact on the libltdl usage license because now it
|>| depends on (presumably) GPL source.
|>| Perhaps you should reconsider the expected benefits.
|>The idea of gnulib is to be a repository of coding wisdom where oft used gnu
|>originated functions have their master copy.  One simply copies from the
|>master copy into their project.  I want to trade having a rarely tested
|>homebrew #ifdef rpl_memcpy in ltdl.c, for
|>$(WGETSGO)/gnulib/gnulib/lib/memcpy.c in Makefile.maint.
|>Hmmm... the LGPL thing is a pain though.  :-(  Thoughts?
| A lot of gnulib is strict GPL.  Regardless, GPL and LGPL are not
| compatible with libltdl's current license, which allows a package to
| use libltdl with the package's own license if the package is built
| using libtool.  This special libltdl license exception is important to
| non-GNU projects.

I'd forgotten that the exception clause applies to libltdl too. Yeah, no go
on the portability layer snarf then.

I think I'm still going to split it all out, and it would be nice to see
gnulib take the portability functions we have, and help maintain them under
our license exception... but I'm probably idealising.

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