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Re: [ROFL] GCC's GPLv3 "Updated License Exception"

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: [ROFL] GCC's GPLv3 "Updated License Exception"
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 17:16:06 -0500
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Tim Smith wrote:
It's cute how they think they can control what people do with plugins.

Isn't it? Their rationale again completely misinterprets the legal
meaning of a derived work, claiming that gcc-compiled output is
derived from their runtime libraries.

    If you did use GPL-incompatible software in conjunction with GCC
    during the Compilation Process, you would not be able to take
    advantage of this permission. Since all of the object code that
    GCC generates is derived from these GPLed libraries, that means
    you would be required to follow the terms of the GPL when
    propagating any of that object code. You could not use GCC to
    develop your own GPL-incompatible software.

I have to go with Terekhov on this: ROFL!

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