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Old 12-18-2011, 04:17 PM
Petteri Räty
Default libbash licensing

On 18.12.2011 19:13, "Paweł Hajdan, Jr." wrote:
> On 12/18/11 6:02 PM, Petteri Räty wrote:
>> There are parallel computing aspects in libbash for metadata generation,
>> data structures in AST building for bash and it's quite low level.
> By the way, I've always wondered why libbash is separate from the
> "upstream" bash.
> Have you considered contributing to the upstream bash to convert the
> shell itself to a more library-oriented design (somewhat similar to
> LLVM), so that you have a guarantee that the lib and the shell stay in sync?

The main reason is that Portage is GPL-2 and bash upstream is GPL-3.
Unless someone is willing to do the work to get Portage to GPL-3 or FSF
to get bash GPL-2 then those two will not mix.


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