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[OFFTOPIC] Apple and GPL (was: Emacs CLA requirement)

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: [OFFTOPIC] Apple and GPL (was: Emacs CLA requirement)
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 09:25:14 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> Yes, that is what I mean. They just stopped updating e.g. bash, so they
> didn't have to use the GPLv3 license. Why, I too never understood.

IIUC it's fundamentally because poor little Steve Jobs was traumatized
when he was forced by the GPL to release the source code modifications
to GCC that added support for Objective C.

Exactly how that early-life trauma with GPL<3 turned into a paranoia
about GPL≥3 is still somewhat unclear, tho.


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