Building hsdis?

Florian Weimer fweimer at redhat.com
Wed Jan 3 13:35:39 UTC 2018


On 12/25/2017 11:58 PM, Andrew Haley wrote:
> IANAL, but AFAIK It would not help.  The incompatibility is because
> you can't link pure GPLv2 code (HotSpot) and pure GPLv3 code
> (binutils) together, even via dynamic linkage.  Changing the licences
> of hsdis.{c,h}) won't solve that problem.

But Hotspot links against libgcc and libstdc++, which are GPLv3 as well, 
so that issue isn't specific to hsdis.  It obviously has not stopped 
anyone from distributing OpenJDK binaries (or Git binaries, for that 
matter).

Thanks,
Florian


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