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Re-licensing your Autoconf Macro

Subject: Re-licensing your Autoconf Macro
From: Tom Howard
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 12:20:17 +1100
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Dear Roger Leigh,

as you know, the contents of the GNU Autoconf Macro
Archive <http://www.gnu.org/software/ac-archive/> is
currently licensed under the GNU GPL with this special
exception:

http://www.gnu.org/software/ac-archive/htmldoc/COPYING-Exception.html

This construct turned out to come with some unexpected
legal problems, which are summarized in this article:

http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/ac-archive-maintainers/2005-01/msg00030.html

To fix these problems, we would like to re-release all
macros in the Archive under an all-permissive license,
which is described near the end of the page
<http://www.gnu.org/prep/maintain/html_node/License-Notices.html>
and which looks like this:

 Copying and distribution of this file, with or without
 modification, are permitted in any medium without
 royalty provided the copyright notice and this notice
 are preserved.

To do that, however, we need your permission -- and this
is what this e-mail is about.

Would you agree to re-release your Autoconf macro(s)

AC_CONFIG_LIBCONFIG_IN
AC_CONFIG_PKGCONFIG_IN
AC_PATH_LIB

under the terms of this all-permissive license instead of
the GPL-with-exception one?

Regards,

- --
Tom Howard
  on Behalf of the Autoconf Macro Archive.

Public Key: http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x433B299A



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