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Re: macOS 64-bit

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: macOS 64-bit
Date: Fri, 17 May 2019 00:22:48 +0200
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Marnen Laibow-Koser <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 5:01 PM David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
>> marnen <address@hidden> writes:
>> > My understanding from other posts here (correct me if I'm wrong) is
>> > that a major (legal, not technical) roadblock for doing this with GUB
>> > is the licensing requirement that seems to require that Xcode be run
>> > on Apple hardware, and the lack of consistent availability of Apple
>> > hardware for builds.
>> The GPL 3.0 does not allow additional restrictions such as requiring
>> certain hardware.  Availability is not an issue, the restrictions are.
> [...]
> Xcode is not governed by GPL3, and AFAIK it's the only component at issue
> here whose license stipulates particular hardware.

GUB is governed by the GPLv3.  Nobody claims that people may not
independently create ports of LilyPond for MacOSX but creating them as
part of GUB in the general release process is not an option with the
current Xcode license.

David Kastrup

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