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From: Petteri Räty <betelgeuse@g.o>
Subject: libbash licensing
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2011 19:17:53 +0200
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.

Regards,
Petteri

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