ARM issue with old binutils

Damjan Marion damjan.marion at
Wed Jun 22 17:50:11 UTC 2011

On Jun 22, 2011, at 7:30 PM, Warner Losh wrote:

> On Jun 22, 2011, at 10:42 AM, Ryan Stone wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 11:39 AM, Warner Losh <imp at> wrote:
>>> I'd be inclined to include a small patch to FreeBSD's binutils to implement this.  You might be able to snag it from a newer version of binutils if you can track down the author of that code and ask if you can include it in a GPLv2 version of binutils.
>> Wouldn't the FSF be the copyright owner?  I thought that they required
>> copyright assignment for contributions?
> Not necessarily.  Only large things need to be assigned.  Simple patches not so much...

Does this mean that we can import ARMv7 support patch which is published before upgrade to GPLv3 ?

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