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Re: [Tinycc-devel] Do we want a BSD license for tinycc?

From: Marc Andre Tanner
Subject: Re: [Tinycc-devel] Do we want a BSD license for tinycc?
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 21:14:58 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 03:40:43PM +0200, grischka wrote:
> >... and since I got permission from Fabrice to use his original
> >tcc code under a BSD license ...
> Actually it's a long standing offer from Fabrice, also repeated
> lately on the occasion of the 0.9.26 release.
> So the questions is:  Do you people want, is it possible, what
> would it take - to change our tinycc code's license from LGPL
> to a BSD-like one (such as below).

I am interested in a quality C compiler which is implemented in 
C. Therefore gcc and clang which both require C++ aren't an option.

I think Rob's idea of combining Fabrice's BSD licensed Tiny Code 
Generator (TCG) with tinycc's frontend is great and could fit the
bill. Unfortunately I currently lack both the time and probably
also the knowledge to work on it myself.

Independent of that I think a BSD licensed tinycc would probably
get more people interested. The fear of proprietary forks seems
unfounded because there is already a mature BSD licensed C compiler
(clang) available for people to base their work on.

So in summary I would prefere the BSD license.


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