On Thu, Mar 08, 2018 at 01:20:43AM +0200, aserd...@ovn.org wrote:
> If we need the files in the pthread library, why not check in the files?
> It seems more straightforward than checking in the tarball, especially if we 
> need to maintain it ourselves (which seems likely if it is truly abandoned).
> 
> What is the license for the pthread library?
> [Alin Serdean]
> Since we don't need to change any of the files yet,
> I thought the tarball (either in the repo or if the user points to a tarball)
> would be cleaner for the moment.
> 
> I'm okay with checking in the files.
> 
> License is LGPL (https://www.sourceware.org/pthreads-win32/copying.html),
> I don't know if that would cause any issues.

I think it is OK, as long as we are dynamically linking against it.
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