[Mesa-dev] [RFC PATCH] automake: add support to src/glsl/

Matt Turner mattst88 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 08:26:33 PDT 2011

On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 3:54 AM, Miles Bader <miles at gnu.org> wrote:
> Gaetan Nadon <memsize at videotron.ca> writes:
>> - The minimum autoconf version should be 2.60. Features above 2.60
>> should not be used. Starting v 2.62 there is a license controversy
> What is that?
> [The NEWS file doesn't show any license changes in 2.62.  Autoconf
> itself switched to the GPLv3 in 2.65, but I'm not sure why that should
> be an issue if earlier versions were OK... (the NEWS file says "As with
> earlier versions, the license includes an exception clause so that you
> may release a configure script generated by autoconf under the license
> of your own program").]
> Thanks,
> -miles

We had a similar discussion on the xorg-devel@ mailing list a while back [1]

In short, 2.62 is the first version that includes GPLv3 tools to build
autoconf, even though what is installed is GPLv2.


[1] http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-devel/2011-June/022724.html

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