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    SubjectRe: [kbuild-devel] Re: CML2-2.1.3 is available
    phillips@bonn-fries.net (Daniel Phillips)  wrote on 22.01.02 in <E16Snav-0001kl-00@starship.berlin>:

    > On January 21, 2002 06:05 pm, Giacomo Catenazzi wrote:
    > > Daniel Phillips wrote:
    > >
    > > >
    > > > I detect a slight lack of symmetry here, shouldn't it be "make
    > > > autoconfig"? Pardon me if this has been beaten to^W^W discussed above.
    > >
    > >
    > > Yes. It should be "make autoconfig", for symmterty reasons :-)
    > > I called the files and the project autoconfigure, because
    > > 'autoconfig' is already an utility made by GNU. (not related
    > > to kernel)
    >
    > This is kernel autoconfig, different namespace, same idea. I don't think
    > you have a problem. Besides, last time I checked, autoconfig wasn't
    > copyrighted.

    Last time I checked, autoconf (not -ig) was GPL. But as long as you don't
    use code from it, copyright is completely irrelevant anyway: trademark
    status might be relevant when you're talking about names. (And %@$&$!
    patent status when talking about algorithms.)

    MfG Kai
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