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Re: [Qemu-devel] fpu/softfloat.c licensing

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] fpu/softfloat.c licensing
Date: Wed, 21 May 2014 10:47:28 +0100

On 21 May 2014 10:43, Markus Armbruster <address@hidden> wrote:
> Alexander Graf <address@hidden> writes:
>> How many % of the overall commits does that make? IIRC you can
>> relicense source code if the "majority of authors" agrees and nobody
>> actively disagrees - or so. But IANAL :)
> You can get away with infringing copyright if nobody actively sues you.
> Sorry, not an option.  We have to rip out contributions we can't get
> relicensed.  Except for contributions that don't qualify for copyright
> protection, but that's shaky ground; let's not go there.

Presumably if IBM has an active interest in helping us to fix this
they can provide an actual lawyer's legal opinion, so we don't
need to make amateur guesses about what we need to do...

-- PMM

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