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    SubjectRe: Proposal for a userspace "architecture portability" library
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    Followup to:  <16818.23575.549824.733470@cargo.ozlabs.ibm.com>
    By author: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
    In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
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    > Now, clearly I can do this under the GPL. However, I think it would
    > be more useful to have the library under the LGPL, which requires
    > either getting the permission of the authors of the kernel files, or
    > rewriting them from scratch.
    >
    > Linus (and other kernel copyright holders) - would you be willing to
    > relicense such of the above files that have your copyright under the
    > LGPL for this purpose?
    >
    > I'm looking for volunteers to help with porting and testing on various
    > architectures. I can do x86, ppc and ppc64, and I know sparc{,64} and
    > m68k assembler, but for the rest I'll need help.
    >

    I can certainly pitch in. I would personally prefer to see this under
    the BSD license, (a) because it's not really that much code, and (b)
    because it would let me add it to klibc.

    -hpa
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