2010-10-04 Toolchain WG minutes

Nicolas Pitre nicolas.pitre at linaro.org
Wed Oct 6 01:35:20 UTC 2010


On Wed, 6 Oct 2010, Michael Hope wrote:

> ...are available here:
>  https://wiki.linaro.org/WorkingGroups/ToolChain/Meetings/2010-10-04
> 
> A recording of the call is available here:
>  http://tc.seabright.co.nz/toolchainwg/
> 
> Interesting topics include a discussion on the copyright and license
> issues on string routines, the upcoming 2010.10 release, the lifecycle
> of Linaro GCC 4.4, potential Windows builds, and the blueprints for
> next cycle.

>From the minutes:

|     * ARM wish to keep rights for anything ARM produces, perhaps 
|       through back grant
|     * Future code will be done by Linaro, so by others
|     * Issue is with copyright instead of license
|     * MIT/X11 does allow relicensing
|     * ACTION: Does BSD allow relicensing?
|     * GLIBC is a interesting case
|          + GLIBC prefers copyright assignment to FSF and re-licensing
|            under the LGPL
|          + This assignment may inhibit Linaro from re-granting back to 
|            ARM

Isn't the FSF copyright assignment non exclusive, i.e. the original 
copyright holder still keeps a right to do anything with his own copy?


Nicolas



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