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Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2013 12:23:29 -0700
From: Isaac <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] PIE support for arm (copyright...)

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 04:38:59PM +0300, Timo Ter??s wrote:
> ---
> Originally based on the glibc's implementation, but as this is
> very short function (of which only maybe 10 lines are from the
> original work), and the rest is modified to suit musl. I believe
> we could just place on public domain.

(Disclaimer: IANAL)

Ick. Don't do that.
At least, not without review from a regular glibc contributor/maintainer, 
Eben Moglen, the author, or another authority who could state that it is
the FSF's position that this does not infringe.

While it seems minimal, there are other considerations:
(0) If a court disagrees and rules that it is copyright infringement, 
what happens?

(1) If it gets publicized, the potential for FUD is huge.

(2) Even if it's fair use/de minimis, there is still a risk of legal action.
And that alone is a big problem.
In fact, the perception of a risk is a problem.
Isaac Dunham.

>  crt/arm/Scrt1.s | 34 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  1 file changed, 34 insertions(+)
>  create mode 100644 crt/arm/Scrt1.s

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