Thor Lancelot Simon <tls%panix.com@localhost> writes: > On Mon, Apr 05, 2010 at 04:37:47PM -0400, Paul Koning wrote: >> > On Mon, Apr 05, 2010 at 04:02:02PM -0400, Paul Koning wrote: >> > > >> > > It's probably not all that big a job to backport my change to GDB >> > 6.x. >> > > For that matter, anyone else can do that once I contribute the >> change >> > to >> > > the current GDB. >> > >> > Actually, there's another problem. If you contribute copyright in >> this >> > change to FSF, and that's the only way you're going to distribute it, >> > it >> > will end up available under GPLv3 only and thus unuseful for backport >> > to >> > the GPLv2 GDB in NetBSD. :-/ >> >> Oops. You're right. >> >> It looks like the backport is pretty straightforward. I'll take a look >> at the current GDB that NetBSD is using. I could post the diffs along >> with the kernel proposal. > > That would be fantastic. I hope you can eventually make that version of > the diff available under a license compatible with either GPLv2 or a > BSD-style license, just to clear up any ambiguity. As I understand it, the standard copyright assignment agreement to the FSF contains a grant-back of rights to the author, so the author making it available under GPL2 would seem entirely feasible.
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