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Date: Thu, 13 Jan 94 14:21 GMT
From: mjo AT mrao DOT cam DOT ac DOT uk (Martin Oldfield)
To: dj AT ctron DOT com
Cc: djgpp AT sun DOT soe DOT clarkson DOT edu
Subject: Re: Math functions in djgpp

>>>>> "DJ" == DJ Delorie <dj AT ctron DOT com> writes:

    >> I've been browsing the maths library in libsrc/m/src and some
    >> of the functions are a tad simplistic e.g. the tanh that I've
    >> been moaning about of late. Is there a good reason that
    >> prevents us replacing these with the relevant stuff from glib ?

    DJ> Yes.  The glib stuff is LGPL, which is not allowed in libc.a,
    DJ> libm.a, or libpc.a, as it would restrict commercial use.

    >> [BSD copyright deleted] Does this present a problem for
    >> inclusion in the djgpp release ?

    DJ> No.  This is a standard Public Domain copyright, and the
    DJ> README for djgpp complies with the notification conditions.

Most of the glib transcendentals use files which have the BSD
copyright notice. So does this mean that I can copy these files, write
any other functions required by the BSD sources and we can then add
the result to djgpp ? I'm happy to spend the time doing this if it's
legal!

M.




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