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SubjectRe: [kbuild-devel] Re: CML2-2.1.3 is available (Daniel Phillips)  wrote on 22.01.02 in <>:

> 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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