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Re: clang vs free software

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: clang vs free software
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2014 15:06:37 -0500

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    IMO, we would be better served with legal hurdles than with technical
    hurdles.  E.g. the license could say that using GCC as platform for
    proprietary compilers (DragonEgg) are not allowed, while using GCC as
    platform for free compilers (or editors like Emacs) is allowed and

We have made an effort in this direction already.  I'm in favor of
doing more.  Designing such schemes is not easy, but we can try.
They need to be based on specific real scenarios, so we can find the
place to draw the line between the good scenarios and the bad ones.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
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