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From "Roman Shaposhnik (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-390) Using gcc and libstdc++
Date Mon, 23 Jul 2018 20:39:00 GMT

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Roman Shaposhnik commented on LEGAL-390:
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I think this makes sense [~bayard]

> Using gcc and libstdc++
> -----------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-390
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-390
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Jan Lahoda
>            Priority: Major
>
> The NetBeans podling has a component (native Windows launchers) that need to be built
using a C/C++ compiler. The current idea for building it is using gcc via MinGW. The component
depends on libsdtc++, and also on libgcc, as it is built using gcc. The question is whether
we can distribute the binary outcome as a convenience binary under Apache license. Besides
the standard license for libstdc++ and libgcc (which I believe is GPLv3), there is also "GCC
RUNTIME LIBRARY EXCEPTION":
> [https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/libstdc++/manual/license.html]
> which may allow such distribution.
> It has been requested here:
> [https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/42964768db94cfdfff30970f2300a6e2cf4e558ecd551c1992a774fa@%3Cdev.netbeans.apache.org%3E]
> that:
> —
> As for libstdc++ which I assume is a required GPL dependency, if you think there is a
valid exception it should be documented at
> [http://apache.org/legal/resolved.html]
> or derived from information found there, or maybe in a LEGAL jira ticket that clarifies
things.
> —
>  
> Thanks for any help!



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