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Re: Now it's my compiler!


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Now it's my compiler!
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 18:37:11 +0200
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Hyman Rosen <address@hidden> writes:

> Rjack wrote:
>> My third party compiler is none of their damn business.
>
> The GPL attempts to insure that users of a program can
> run, read, change, and share it. In order for a user to
> be able to make changes and run the resulting program,
> he must be given the source and told how to build it
> from source. (It could have required that the compiler
> be made available as well, but I expect the FSF felt
> that there were too many systems where non-free compilers
> must be used for this to be tenable.)

It is an independent work.  You get into inappropriate conditions very
fast that road, since the compiler has dependencies of its own.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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