Subject: Re: Crosscompiling
To: Miles Nordin <carton@Ivy.NET>
From: Andrew Cagney <email@example.com>
Date: 12/29/1999 16:58:03
Miles Nordin wrote:
> I thought we called the GPL a virus-license because if you make changes to
> GPL'ed code and distribute them you must offer the GPL as a license option
> for your changes.
Most public licenses are considered to be viruses of one form or
> If that's true, there's no need to obtain consent. The fact that people
> who modified the GNU toolchain released their changes to the public means
> that they are required to offer their changes under the GNU license.
> See Bill Stundemund's earlier post for better detail--I just thought I'd
> quickly point out a simpler license interpretation before we start our
> usual legal-frustration self-flogging. Am I interpreting this right?
as an example of the set of requirements that need to be met before the
FSF will consider a contribution.