License confusion of exempi-2.1.1/m4/boost.m4
yan.i.li at intel.com
Tue Jul 13 22:39:06 PDT 2010
On Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 11:43:40PM +0800, Hubert Figuière wrote:
> On 10-07-07 12:47 AM, Li, Yan wrote:
> > Dear Exempi Developers,
> > First let me thank you for bringing such a great project to us. I am
> > facing a license confusion when reading the Exempi code and hope you
> > can help to clarify it.
> If you want legal advice, please contact a lawyer. I'm sure, the
> corporation you work for has plenty that should understand and be able
> to give you the legal opinion you are seeking.
> > While looking into Exempi's 2.1.1 release, which is supposed to be the
> > latest one according to the project website, I found file
> > exempi-2.1.1/m4/boost.m4  is under GPLv3+ license. This has
> > effectively rendered the whole license of exempi unclear since we can
> > not just redistribute that GPLv3+ licensed file in the same way that
> > we follow the BSD license, which is adopted by Exempi.
> It is, like another other .m4 macro use for automake / autoconf, only
> used at build time. Much like you use automake and autoconf. I don't see
> what your problem is.
> Much like gcc is now GPLv3+ as well.
Thanks for your response. I think it doesn't matter either. Just want
to be sure of that. :)
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