[llvm-dev] RFC #3: Improving license & patent issues in the LLVM community

David Chisnall via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Wed Apr 19 00:53:30 PDT 2017

On 19 Apr 2017, at 05:45, Chris Lattner <clattner at llvm.org> wrote:
> On Apr 18, 2017, at 4:59 AM, David Chisnall via llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
>> My chief concern is that if I do (for any foo.cc):
>> $ c++ -static foo.cc
>> Then the resulting a.out should not come with any attribution requirements (for compiler-rt or libc++).  If it does, then we are going to end up with a large number of accidental license violations.
> Right.  The intention is that that does not require attribution due to the exception.

In that case, this looks good to me.  In addition to the license, please can we put together an FAQ explicitly discussing these cases and indicating what we believe the license requires of people?


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