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Re: [Mingw-users] Missing pread, pwrite




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On 23/03/17 12:28, Antonio Diaz Diaz wrote:
> Earnie wrote:
>>> The source is available in the file mingw.cc distributed with
>>> plzip at http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/lzip/plzip/plzip-1.5-rc2.w32-w64.zip
>>
>> What license was used for this package?  I don't know that it is
>> compatible.
> 
> Plzip itself is GPLv2+[1], but the code of pread/pwrite was
> contributed by Hannes Domani under any license required to compile
> plzip under MS Windows (with MinGW compiler).

GPL is not compatible with MinGW.org supported code; we need to be able 
to publish under a more permissive licence, such as MIT/Xorg.

> I admit that neither Hannes nor myself made this explicit in the
> Windows binary package above. The code is simple enough (a forwarded
> call to ReadFile/WriteFile) that I think it does not fall under
> copyright. But if it is required, I'll ask Hannes to add a proper
> license notice.

Yes, please do.  That would be helpful, (ideally MIT/Xorg format, as we 
use in our own mingwrt sources, e.g. [1]), as would a formal feature 
request, as per my earlier reply.

[1]: https://sourceforge.net/p/mingw/mingw-org-wsl/ci/5.0-active/tree/mingwrt/mingwex/dlfcn.c

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Regards,
Keith.

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