[llvm-dev] RFC: Improving license & patent issues in the LLVM community

Joerg Sonnenberger via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon Oct 19 09:27:58 PDT 2015

On Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 08:25:16AM -0700, Chris Lattner via llvm-dev wrote:
> 1) We could introduce a novel legal solution.

Please, no.

> 2) We could require new contributors to sign the Apache CLA.

To me, this is the most acceptable option of the listed terms.

> 3) We could relicense all of LLVM under the Apache 2.0 license and add a runtime exception.

This one I would consider a regression over the status quo. Your list is
missing "the license is significantly longer and harder to read".


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