Glibc finally free software

Fedora Engineering Manager Tom ‘spot’ Callaway has announced that glibc, the GNU C Library, is finally free software after working with Oracle to get Sun code from 1985 placed under an unrestricted licence. Glibc is typically included with most programs that are compiled with the GNU C compiler. The code at the heart of the issue derives from an RPC library which was written by Sun as part of implementing RFC 707. In 1985, it would be another year before there was even a formal definition of free software, but the code was still widely shared under what was a relatively permissive licence for the time.

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