Good news are still coming.
Maatren, thanks for digging out Bernd's e-mail address.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: SDCC library license change to GPL+LE
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 07:24:10 +0200
From: Bernd Bartmann <>
To: Borut Razem <>

2010/8/4 Borut Razem <>:
> Hello Bernd,
> If you are Bernd Bartmann who contributed the at89c55.h, at89x51.h and
> at89x52.h files to the SDCC project, please read the message below.
> If you are not,  please let me know that I'm contacting the wrong person. If
> you know the right Bernd Bartmann, please forward him this mail. Sorry for
> disturbing you.
> I'm Borut Razem and I'm working as a developer on SDCC project since
> 2002. I'm addressing you in the name of SDCC developers and users since
> you are the co-author of the SDCC library code, according to copyright
> notices in source files.
> For the SDCC 3.0.0 release we plan to change the sdcc library license
> from GLP / LGPL / "who knows what else" to GPL+Library Exception license,
> which allows to use the SDCC library in "non open source" (proprietary)
> projects. The SDCC compiler license will remain GPL.
> The voting table is at
> License Selection.
> Can you please add your vote to the table or send it to me or to the
> sddc-developer list I'd appreciate you
> answer ASAP in any case, even if you don't agree with the license change.
> Thank you for you contribution,
> Borut & SDCC developers and users


yes, I am the original contributor of these header files. As I do not
longer develop anything x51 based I also do not track the SDCC
development anymore.
I'm fine with changing the SDCC library code to GPL+LE. Feel free to
add my vote to the voting table

Best regards,