[LLVMdev] Offer of membership to LLVM into the Software Freedom Conservancy, Inc.

dag at cray.com dag at cray.com
Wed Sep 19 15:56:12 PDT 2012

Chris Lattner <clattner at apple.com> writes:

> Yes, we would like to make it easier for companies and individuals to
> donate money, but also we need a way to be able to spend it.  The
> University of Illinois is our current solution - they are capable of
> accepting money and keep it in an ear-marked account, but our requests
> to actually spend it (e.g. for student travel) are outstripping their
> time resources, particularly because the University folks that end up
> having to do this aren't used to dealing with open source projects.

Ah, makes perfect sense.

> We are not interested in copyright enforcement at all.  In personal
> discussions with Bradley, he mentioned that they may be able to help
> us move the codebase to the MIT license, which would clarify that
> issue as well as resolve the current issues around runtime libraries.

Thanks for clarifying, this is helpful.  What's the motivation for
moving to the MIT license?  Something more than general familiarity?

What's the issue with runtime libraries?



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