[cfe-dev] standard headers question

Sean Middleditch sean at awesomeplay.com
Mon Dec 17 11:43:55 PST 2007

On Fri, 2007-12-14 at 15:33 -0500, Daniel Berlin wrote:
> So, speaking as a lawyer, you are best off with the LLVM licensewith
> the "binary form should reproduce" clause removed, or the MIT license.
> Binary form for headers never really matters except if you start using
> inline functions, because the binary form of a header is often nothing
> for C.  However, it is a legal gray area, and it's easier to just
> avoid it.  Otherwise, you are going to get lawyers at corporations
> claiming they can't use your headers because they have to put stuff in
> their about boxes.

Understood.  I will use the MIT/X license on the standard C headers I
have.  (Which are almost all written, except I haven't made the builtins
to do the platform-specific selection, so they only work correctly on
ILP32 and LP64 platforms.)

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