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    SubjectRe: [BK PATCH] klibc for 2.5.64 - try 2

    On Fri, 7 Mar 2003, David Lang wrote:

    > > There is still the possibility to support multiple libc implementation, if
    > > you don't like dietlibc, you're still free to use klibc.
    > along the same lines if you don't like klibc you are free to use or
    > implement dietlibc or anything else.

    Using it and including it into the kernel source are still two different
    things. Why should we allow the precedent and create such a license mess?
    The problem is easy to ignore now, but it will possibly hunt us forever.

    > This was very much not intended to start a flamewar (and I do apologize if
    > anyone was offended by the post), but I think the very real fear of
    > oversealous GPL defenders is a large part of the reason why a modified GPL
    > was not chosen.

    This is simply not true, if the usage terms are clearly defined in
    advance, we can easily easily ignore the trolls. Did anyone ever complain
    about the libgcc license? I don't think your fear is justified.

    bye, Roman

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