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Re: [fink-core] Running Octave from Fink?

From: Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso
Subject: Re: [fink-core] Running Octave from Fink?
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2012 11:38:23 -0500

On 12 November 2012 11:32, edmund ronald <address@hidden> wrote:
> I'm sorry, I don't understand how Apple can include gcc in a package with
> restrictive license conditions that would apply to software that is compiled
> with gcc?

Mere aggregation doesn't trigger GPL's copyleft. You can distribute
gcc in a package and add whatever other junk you want on top of it.

Additionally, I suspect Apple isn't even distributing gcc, but
llvm-gcc, which is an llvm front-end to gcc, distributed under GPLv2.
Apple won't touch GPLv3 because they want to be able to sue you for
patent violations and they want to be able to lock down the devices
you buy from them, which are things GPLv3 won't let them do.

- Jordi G. H.

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