[klibc] Re: [BK PATCH] klibc for 2.5.62

H. Peter Anvin hpa@zytor.com
Sat, 22 Feb 2003 23:30:33 -0800 (PST)

>> klibc is "new BSD", the kernel is GPL.  I *cannot* copy code from the
>> kernel proper.  Period.
> Lovely.  I assume if this thing ever gets included in kernel
> sources that it'll get dual licensed?  At which point I *can*
> just copy the right bits into the right place.

"New BSD" is compatible with GPL, but copying GPL-only code into it would
change the license and isn't acceptable.  The exception, of course, is by
permission of the copyright holder for that particular code who can choose
to permit distribution under additional licenses.

> Anyway, my point stands that sedding compiler output is a
> recipie for disaster.

I think you exaggerate.  Really.  It's just a simple transposition of the
register numbers.