[llvm-commits] [patch][llvm-gcc] Port -no-canonical-prefixes

Chris Lattner clattner at apple.com
Mon Aug 17 21:50:45 PDT 2009

On Aug 17, 2009, at 3:49 PM, Daniel Berlin wrote:

> Chris, to be clear, Simon can't actually give such permission, only I
> can (and I did ;P).
> Google owns these works under the various employment agreements (it
> was work done specifically for Google, on Google time, in the direct
> scope of their employment), and I am allowed to authorize Googlers to
> release code under whatever license.
> As such, Rafael has Google's permission to release this code as GPL2,
> regardless of who at Google wrote it.
> Since Google owns the code, and not Simon, and Simon isn't authorized
> to release code in Google's name, Simon actually can't write something
> to the list giving you permission, and if he did, it wouldn't be worth
> anything.
> ;)
> Not that i have something against Simon, i love the guy ;)

Great, thanks all! :)


> On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 6:24 PM, Chris Lattner<clattner at apple.com>  
> wrote:
>> On Aug 17, 2009, at 10:19 AM, Rafael Espindola wrote:
>>> (now with llvm-commits included)
>>> 2009/8/17 Chris Lattner <clattner at apple.com>:
>>>> On Aug 16, 2009, at 12:41 AM, Rafael Espindola wrote:
>>>> Hi Rafael, can you get the author to send an email confirming  
>>>> that it is
>>>> ok
>>>> with them to license it under GPL2 to this list?  While I believe  
>>>> you, a
>>>> court might not :)
>>> The patch was written by Simon Baldwin. He works for Google and was
>>> OK with us porting the patch. On similar cases
>>> before we also got approval from Daniel Berlin to port gcc patches
>>> written by Google.
>> Simon, can you please post something to this list?  I'd like it  
>> archived in
>> the list for future references, thanks!
>> -Chris

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