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Re: Contributing LLVM.org patches to gud.el

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Contributing LLVM.org patches to gud.el
Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2015 17:07:24 -0500

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  > > That appears to have been in 2005, before GPL v3 was published.
  > > GPL v3 is what Apple hates, because of its patent protection.

  > But the current attempts to strike against LLVM by making it harder to
  > interoperate with Emacs and GCC are _irrelevant_ with regard to patent
  > protection: the patent protection applies even for mere aggregation.

You've taken pieces from two different puzzles and observed that they
don't fit together.  It's true, but no surprise.

  > We are not changing Apple's policies.

That is true.  I don't see any way we can change Apple's policies.

  >   What we are now doing is lashing
  > out against LLVM's users.

What I said is that this calls for a thoughtful decision,
not a reflexive snap decision.  You're putting an emotional
charge on it that has nothing to do with me.  It comes from you.

Dr Richard Stallman
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