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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] softfloat: rebase to version 2a

From: Andreas Färber
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] softfloat: rebase to version 2a
Date: Wed, 01 May 2013 19:08:19 +0200
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Am 29.04.2013 20:05, schrieb Anthony Liguori:
> N.B. If you are on CC, see after the '---' for a requested action!
> The license of SoftFloat-2b is claimed to be GPLv2 incompatible by
> the FSF due to an indemnification clause.  The previous release,
> SoftFloat-2a, did not contain this clause.  The only changes between
> these two versions as far as QEMU is concerned is the license change
> and a global modification of the comment structure.  This patch rebases
> our softfloat code to SoftFloat-2a in order to have a GPLv2 compatible
> license.
> Please note, this is a comment-only change.  The resulting binary should
> be the same.
> I created this patch using the following strategy:
> 1) Create a branch using the original import of softfloat code:
>    $ git checkout 158142c2c2df728cfa3b5320c65534921a764f26
> 2) Remove carriage returns from Softfloat-2b
> 3) Compare each of the softfloat files against Softfloat-2b using the
>    following mapping to generate Fabrice's original softfloat changes:
>    - fpu/softfloat.c -> softfloat/bits64/softfloat.c
>    - fpu/softfloat.h -> softfloat/bits64/386-Win32-gcc/softfloat.h
>    - fpu/softfloat-macros.h -> softfloat/bits64/softfloat-macros
>    - fpu/softfloat-specialize.h -> 
> softfloat/bits64/386-Win32-gcc/softfloat-specialize
> 4) Replace our softfloat files with the corresponding files from Softfloat-2a
> 5) Apply the diffs from (3) to (4) and commit
> 6) Create a diff between (5) and 158142c2c2df728cfa3b5320c65534921a764f26
>    - This diff consists 100% of licensing change + comment reformating
> 7) Checkout the latest master branch, apply the diff from (6)
>    - There were a lot of comment rejects, confirmed this was only comments
>      and then used an emacs macro to rewrite the comments to the Softfloat-2a
>      form.
> Cc: Andreas Färber <address@hidden>
> Cc: Aurelien Jarno <address@hidden>
> Cc: Avi Kivity <address@hidden>
> Cc: Ben Taylor <address@hidden>
> Cc: Blue Swirl <address@hidden>
> Cc: Christophe Lyon <address@hidden>
> Cc: Fabrice Bellard <address@hidden>
> Cc: Guan Xuetao <address@hidden>
> Cc: Jocelyn Mayer <address@hidden>
> Cc: Juan Quintela <address@hidden>
> Cc: malc <address@hidden>
> Cc: Max Filippov <address@hidden>
> Cc: Paolo Bonzini <address@hidden>
> Cc: Paul Brook <address@hidden>
> Cc: Peter Maydell <address@hidden>
> Cc: Richard Henderson <address@hidden>
> Cc: Richard Sandiford <address@hidden>
> Cc: Stefan Weil <address@hidden>
> Cc: Thiemo Seufer <address@hidden>
> Signed-off-by: Anthony Liguori <address@hidden>
> ---
> In order to make this change, we need to relicense all contributions
> from initial import of the SoftFloat code to match the license of
> SoftFloat-2a (instead of the implied SoftFloat-2b license).
> If you are on CC, it is because you have contributed to the softfloat
> code in QEMU.  Please response to this note with:
> Acked-by: Your Name <address@hidden>
> To significant that you are able and willing to relicense your changes
> to the SoftFloat-1a license (or a GPL compatible license).

Including my pre-SUSE contributions,

Acked-by: Andreas Färber <address@hidden>

for changing to SoftFloat-2a license.

Thanks for looking into this,


> Please respond no later than May 6th, 2013.  If we are unable to confirm
> relicense from an author, changes from that author will be reverted.
> ---
> For completeness, here is the full listing of contributions:
> Andreas Färber <address@hidden>
>       be45f06 Silence softfloat warnings on OpenSolaris
>       5aea4c5 softfloat: Replace uint16 type with uint_fast16_t
>       94a49d8 softfloat: Replace int16 type with int_fast16_t
>       c969654 softfloat: Fix mixups of int and int16
>       38641f8 softfloat: Use uint16 consistently
>       87b8cc3 softfloat: Resolve type mismatches between declaration and 
> implementation
>       8d725fa softfloat: Prepend QEMU-style header with derivation notice
>       9f8d2a0 softfloat: Use uint32 consistently
>       bb98fe4 softfloat: Drop [s]bits{8, 16, 32, 64} types in favor of 
> [u]int{8, 16, 32, 64}_t

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