I believe lang/icc* are not open-source nor 'free', right?

Brooks Davis brooks at one-eyed-alien.net
Thu Mar 18 18:08:48 PST 2004

On Thu, Mar 18, 2004 at 07:51:59PM -0600, Paul Seniura wrote:
> The discussions on cvs-src list were almost making me
> panic, so I had to say something quick from another
> perspective.  My previous msg has header lines pointing to
> the beginning of that thread, starting with the commits to
> allow building kernel with icc.  Seems the other
> respondents here haven't taken time to read them to
> understand where I'm coming from.  They are/were actually
> considering publicly distributing kernels built with icc --
> something we are not privvy to use, as I understand the
> license, and so must be clearly marked.

I believe you seriously misunderstand the license.  Anyone who holds a
commercial license may produce binaries that may be used in any way
they wish.  Thus if the FreeBSD project used its commercial license
for icc to produce kernel snapshots or ports or whatever, those products
may be redistribued and used by anyone.

-- Brooks

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