Alternatives to gcc
brooks at freebsd.org
Sun Feb 1 14:58:39 PST 2009
On Sun, Feb 01, 2009 at 10:48:42AM -0600, Jeremy Messenger wrote:
> On Sun, 01 Feb 2009 00:05:49 -0600, David O'Brien <obrien at freebsd.org>
>> "Pedro F. Giffuni" <giffunip at tutopia.com> writes:
>>> - Replacing groff with something less restricted that doesn't require
>>> C++: Heirloom-doctools may be an option.
>> You're proposing replacing GPLv2 stuff with CDDL'ed stuff?
>> $ cd heirloom-doctools-080407> grep -l -R CDDL * | wc -l
>> The last time I asked $WORK's lawyers, GPLv2 was acceptable to
>> *carefully* ship with our product. CDDL was forbidden (as is GPLv3).
> Interesting... I thought, CDDL is more flexible than GPLv2? Or do I
> misunderstand something with CDDL?
Some provisions of CDDL make lawyers uncomfortable, the patent
provisions in particular.
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