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

From: tomas
Subject: Re: [OFFTOPIC] Apple and GPL (was: Emacs CLA requirement)
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 15:52:52 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at 09:25:14AM -0400, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> > 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.

Hey! That's what I was trying to explain to my Apple colleagues.
But they didn't understand...

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

I believe in ghosts. It is Steve Jobs's restless ghost haunting
1 Apple Park Way.

 - t

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