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Re: GNU License, Again


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GNU License, Again
Date: Sat, 26 May 2007 23:13:44 +0200
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"Alfred M. Szmidt" <address@hidden> writes:

>    So Richard talks explicitly about the _goal_ of the GPL, and he does
>    this immediately before listing a number of projects that set out to
>    create proprietary projects, and then were forced by their use of
>    GPLed software to license them under the GPL.
>
> Which is to keep GPL software free, in this case, it kept GCC free.

Reality check.  GCC did not have a C++ frontend previously.  So it did
not "keep" what constituted GCC "free", but rather added something new
to it.

> And one way for MCC to comply was to license their changes under the
> GPL.  Again, thank you for proving my point.

You really love that sentence, even though it is hilariously wrong
time and again.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum




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