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Re: an update to automake-1.11?



On Monday 06 July 2009, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Sam Varshavchik wrote:
> > But that's what /you/ want to do, not me. Me, I'll just apply a patch to
> > the configure script, directly.
>
> And you'll be violating the GPL (unless you're talking about a
> BSD-style-licensed software or configure.ac is explicitly marked with
> special permissions).

The FSF seems to disagree with that.

http://www.gnu.org/software/autoconf/manual/html_node/Distributing.html#Distributing

$ sed -ne '4,8 p' configure # this one was generated by autoconf 2.63
#
# Copyright (C) 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001,
# 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
# This configure script is free software; the Free Software Foundation
# gives unlimited permission to copy, distribute and modify it.


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