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Re: clang/emacs/ecb/semantic

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: clang/emacs/ecb/semantic
Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2012 19:02:12 -0500

    It is indeed unfortunate that not more enterprises and programmers use
    the GPL, but chose instead mere Open Source licenses.  

This seems to be an instance of a common misunderstanding.
Many people think that "open source" (why capitalize it?) means
"not the GPL.

In fact, all free software licenses we know about are open source
licenses.  And all the commonly used open source licenses are free
software licenses.

See http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.html
for more explanation of the difference between free software and open

Unfortunately, the rest of your message is pervasively based on this
misunderstanding, so I can't follow it.  I can only say that we never
proposed to "prohibit" people from writing other compilers.  It is
not even a real issue.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
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Boston MA 02110
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