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Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 09:51:15 -0800
From: Isaac Dunham <>
Subject: Re: License survey

For the record, there is a public domain libc that supports Linux and can
 be used to build GCC on some platforms (ie known to work on mainframes): 
pdclib (from the PDOS project on sourceforge)
It's ANSI C89 only, though.

Rich Felker <> wrote:
> One thing I like about copyleft and having external copyright holders
> is that the rules apply to me too. If, for instance, I were working in
> embedded systems as a job, and my employer asked me to prepare a
> derived work of musl for purely-closed use, I could simply tell them
> that's not possible without the consent of other copyright holders.
> Another issue (I suspect Solar will feel differently than me about
> this one) is the possibility of offering a non-free, closed version.
> If I'm doing a BSD-licensed project and asking others to contribute
> under BSD license, it feels like I'm taking their contributions to
> build something I could turn around and make closed/commercial
> derivatives of for my own benefit. 
LGPL +static linking exception for now, and review later?
Or just stick with LGPL?

Isaac Dunham <>

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