[fpc-pascal] About fpc license.
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Fri Apr 10 08:56:14 CEST 2020
Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org> schrieb am Fr., 10. Apr. 2020,
> On Thu, 9 Apr 2020, fredvs via fpc-pascal wrote:
> > Hello.
> > I have done a fork of fpc fixes_3_2 and made some modification of
> > code.
> > May I distribute the fpc binary of that patched version with the units
> > files, ready to use out-of-the-box?
> > Must I add the source of the change done?
> If it is in the compiler, yes. I am not so clear on the RTL/Packages.
For everything that is licensed as "modified LGPL" that is necessary as
well (that definitely includes RTL and FCL; the license of the import units
is more often than not also "modified LGPL")
> > What I am not allowed to do?
> Change the copyright and put your name on it.
> I'm surprised you want to distribute your own version of the compiler.
> Maybe you could simply share the changes with the FPC team, see if they can
> be included in the main compiler/rtl.
I have the feeling that I know what it is...
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