2010-10-04 Toolchain WG minutes

Nicolas Pitre nicolas.pitre at linaro.org
Wed Oct 6 03:08:29 UTC 2010

On Wed, 6 Oct 2010, Michael Hope wrote:

> Ah, there's all types of things going on here.  It's an unusual one as
> string routines such as memcpy() are fundamental and self contained
> and pointless to reimplement.  I want to share them almost as a gift,
> usable by anyone under any terms and, ideally, to allow third party
> improvements to be freely shared.

They should be put into the public domain then.

> We want the same routines to end up
> in Newlib, Bionic, and proprietary projects.

... which public domain would allow.

> Copyright Linaro under the MIT/X11 license allows this, but the GLIBC
> steering committee prefers copyright FSF under the LGPL.  MIT/X11
> allows re-licensing but doesn't handle the copyright assignment.

Public domain is effectively uncopirighted, so no more copyright 
assignment issues.


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