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Re: [avr-libc-dev] AVR Elf Processing

From: Joerg Wunsch
Subject: Re: [avr-libc-dev] AVR Elf Processing
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 13:30:31 +0200
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As Bob Cook wrote:

> I've looked at the implementation of the GCC version of libsupc++
> and its pretty trivial to duplicate most functionality - the only
> problem for me came into understanding how this licensing stuff
> works: if I've looked at and used the GPL source code for reference,
> would my derivative work also be covered by the GPL?

:^)  No, only if you use code directly.

> The reason to ask is that I have yet to find documentation (except
> for the source code itself) that precisely defines how this library
> should be implemented.

In that case, there's not much other chance than using the source as
documentation.  Best start by documenting it first (it would be needed
for the avr-libc project anyway :), and then write (or have someone
else write it) the implementation from that documentation.

J"org Wunsch                                           Unix support engineer
address@hidden        http://www.interface-systems.de/~j/

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