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Re: RFC: Add zlib source to src CVS resposity
- From: Daniel Jacobowitz <dan at codesourcery dot com>
- To: Nick Clifton <nickc at redhat dot com>
- Cc: Binutils <binutils at sourceware dot org>, GCC Development <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>, GDB <gdb at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2010 13:19:23 -0400
- Subject: Re: RFC: Add zlib source to src CVS resposity
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On Mon, Nov 01, 2010 at 05:13:44PM +0000, Nick Clifton wrote:
> At the moment I feel that the pros outweigh the cons. What do other
> people think ?
I was asked not to include expat in GDB, which was a similar
situation. I don't remember if this was an FSF issue; I know that the
FSF, in general, dislikes duplicated source code in packages, but I
don't know if they care when the duplicated bits are non-GNU. There
were definitely GDB developers that disliked bundling expat, so
perhaps you can find the reasons in the archives.