cvs commit: src/lib/libdwarf Makefile _libdwarf.h dwarf.h dwarf_abbrev.c dwarf_attr.c dwarf_attrval.c dwarf_cu.c dwarf_dealloc.c dwarf_die.c dwarf_dump.c dwarf_errmsg.c dwarf_errno.c dwarf_finish.c dwarf_form.c dwarf_init.c dwarf_loc.c ...

John Birrell jb at
Thu May 22 03:25:00 UTC 2008

On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 09:11:10PM -0600, M. Warner Losh wrote:
> In message: <200805220214.m4M2EYTM061847 at>
>             John Birrell <jb at> writes:
> :   The API for this library is deliberately different to the GPL'd
> :   libdwarf to avoid licensing problems.
> What licensing problems does it avoid?  APIs can't be copyrighted, and
> therefore can't be GPL'd.

People still put restrictive licenses on headers which define APIs. I don't
want to have to argue whether it is legal for them to restrict things like
that or not. So I just avoid the problem.

John Birrell

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