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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: LGPL code in Apache?
Date Tue, 21 Apr 1998 01:01:54 GMT
At 07:57 PM 4/20/98 -0400, Jim Jagielski wrote:
>Brian Behlendorf wrote:
>>  /*
>>   * cvt.c - IEEE floating point formatting routines for FreeBSD
>>   * from GNU libc-4.6.27.  Modified to be thread safe.
>>   */
>Hmmm.... when I snagged the snprintf() stuff, I just checked with the
>Xinetd guys, who had the code to begin with, and they said it was
>cool to put it under the Apache license.

"to begin with" - they contributed it to GNU libc-4.6.27, or was it in GNU
libc first?  If the former, we should change the credits.

Dean wrote:
>There's also BSD license code in fnmatch.c.  That part is optional though
>-- it could be changed to use the system library fnmatch() if present, and
>vendors would have to figure out something else. 

Right, but there's no restrictions on commercial use of BSD code, just the
"advertising clause" which RMS hates so much :)  No big deal.


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