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Re-licensing your Autoconf Macro

Subject: Re-licensing your Autoconf Macro
From: Tom Howard
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 12:21:07 +1100
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Dear Caolan McNamara,

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_C_LONG_LONG
  AC_caolan_CHECK_PACKAGE
  AC_caolan_SEARCH_PACKAGE
  AC_caolan_FUNC_WHICH_GETHOSTBYNAME_R

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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