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RE: [avr-libc-dev] avr-lib-c-extentions library

From: Weddington, Eric
Subject: RE: [avr-libc-dev] avr-lib-c-extentions library
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2008 12:15:23 -0700


> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:address@hidden
> org] On Behalf Of Joerg Wunsch
> Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 12:12 PM
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: [avr-libc-dev] avr-lib-c-extentions library
> > FYI, the libgcc library that ships with GCC, and many times gets
> > linked into your AVR application, is licensed as LGPL.
> No, it's plain GPL but since somehow they noticed that the full
> emforcement of the GPL rules for a library like that one would drive
> many people away from using GCC, they added a special clause that
> waives the requirement of giving away your own source code for just
> linking against it.  The GPL requirements only apply if you modify the
> libgcc code itself.  So in essence, it's probably largely the same as
> with the CDDL.

Thanks for the reminder; you're right it's GPL+exception. Then I would
be OK with a library having such a license.

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