Alternatives to gcc (was Re: gcc 4.3: when will it
talon at lpthe.jussieu.fr
Wed Jan 28 07:53:44 PST 2009
> I found this article today. It answers some questions about GPLv3.
Indeed this is exactly what i said, there are exemptions for code that
the compiler brings into the executable (notably this is particularly
the case for g++) such that using gcc has absolutely no bearing on the
license of the resulting binary. Hence switching to a GPL V3 version of
gcc has zero impact on the BSD character of FreeBSD. I don't know if the
same is true for binutils however.
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