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Pushing Bits Upstream

If there's one thing I've learned about GNU tools development over the years, it's that attempting to maintain a tools port outside of the upstream tree is A Very Bad Idea! It's easy to let your private tree fall out of sync from upstream. And the longer you wait to fix things, the more expensive it becomes.


So a few weeks ago I submitted my copyright assignment forms to the FSF -- an important precondition to getting any port accepted upstream. Although there's some debate over the value of a having a single copyright holder for Free Software projects, I trust that the Free Software Foundation will continue to be an excellent steward of the GNU toolchain. And, when it comes down to it, there's little choice if you are interested in participating in GNU tools development.

Last night I submitted the moxie binutils port to the binutils mailing list, and earlier today Nick Clifton accepted them and merged them into the upstream src tree! GCC and newlib are next.

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