[Python-Dev] (libffi) Re: Copyright issue

Hye-Shik Chang hyeshik at gmail.com
Sun Jan 29 14:50:59 CET 2006

On 1/28/06, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> Thomas Heller wrote:
> > Can anyone of the python-dev core team comment: can we live with the GPL
> > licensed aclocal.m4 file, in the source distribution and in SVN?
> My understanding that doing so would be in violation of section 2b) of
> the GPL.
> However, I still think it is possible to include libffi - we just have
> to discard the build process, and do our own.

I did some work to make ctypes+libffi compacter and liberal.
http://openlook.org/svnpublic/ctypes-compactffi/  (svn)

I removed sources/gcc and put sources/libffi copied from gcc 4.0.2.
And removed all automake-related build processes and integrated
them into setup.py. There's still aclocal.m4 in sources/libffi. But
it is just identical to libffi's acinclude.m4 which looks liberal.


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