[llvm-dev] RFC: Improving license & patent issues in the LLVM community
Jonas Maebe via llvm-dev
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu Oct 29 05:54:57 PDT 2015
Alex Bradbury wrote on Thu, 29 Oct 2015:
> However for safety many might prefer not to look at the source so that
> any incidental similarities can't be accused of being due to copying
> code directly. If you're worried about this, asking a community member
> to use the Clang source to write a short document on the details you
> require might be a way forward.
Definitely, but so would LLVM retaining a GPLv2-compatible license :)
And it definitely would be much easier than finding a Free Pascal
community member with spare time that knows enough about both C++ and
compiler development to be able to carry out that task (our compiler
is self-hosted/written in Object Pascal).
Maybe just dual licensing everything under both the Apache 2 license
and a GPLv2-compatible one (maybe even the GPLv2 itself) would be a
solution? I don't remember whether this was already
considered/discussed in this thread.
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