Building hsdis?

Florian Weimer fweimer at
Wed Jan 3 14:02:59 UTC 2018

On 01/03/2018 02:58 PM, Andrew Haley wrote:
> On 03/01/18 13:35, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> 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.
> No, they are not.  They never have been.

The header file comments and the exception itself say otherwise.


The exception gives permission to ignore certain terms imposed by the 
GPLv3 (“even if such propagation would otherwise violate the terms of 
GPLv3”).  It does not give permission to violate the terms of the GPLv2, 
and it could not, because the GPLv2 part of the overall conglomerate is 
an unrelated project with a different copyright holder.


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