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The Bionic C Library =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- This is a fork of the Bionic C Library from the Android Open Source Project. The original code can be found here. Purpose =-=-=-= The purpose of this fork is to allow 3rd party developers to use bionic as their primary system C library. The initial port, Gentoo-Bionic, mostly focused on Gentoo Linux although the migration to autotools minimizes that tight coupling. This codebase is now Linux-distribution-agnostic and therefore can be used (in theory) with any Linux distribution. License =-=-=-= One of the advantages of using bionic is that it is BSD-licensed (see the file COPYING). This provides greater flexibility for hardware and software product vendors when compared with other free-as-in-speach licenses. Indeed, bionic allows you to have your free-as-in-beer software and use it too. Since the BSD license has more permissive licensing constraints for API consumers, people can freely write both open and proprietary software which links to bionic without much concern of licensing restrictions. However, please keep in mind, that if Program A links to bionic and Library B, regardless of whether Library B links to bionic, then Program A still must abide by the terms and conditions of the Library B software license. Occasionally, this fork of bionic might incorporate files from other projects that are similarly permissively licensed. For any questions regarding software licensing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org . Modifications =-=-=-=-=-=-= 1) Use autotools to build rather than the Android build system 2) Use common prefixes for the runtime (e.g. /usr instead of /system) 3) Remove any dependencies on the Android runtime and revert to more traditional UNIX practices (e.g. use /etc/resolv.conf instead of Android's properties for DNS servers) 4) Add more system calls and libc functions, as appropriate More information can be found from the original ELC2013 presentation . Happy hacking!  https://android.googlesource.com/platform/bionic.git  https://plus.google.com/113359270067626599390  http://www.gentoo.org  http://elinux.org/images/2/25/2013_elc_gentoo_bionic.pdf