When gcc43 is expected to be in base?

Kris Kennaway kris at FreeBSD.org
Mon Aug 4 22:19:57 UTC 2008

Gerard wrote:
> On Mon, 04 Aug 2008 21:46:35 +0200
> Kris Kennaway <kris at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
>>> Isn't possible to add GPLv3 code in the base system?
>>> (By possible I mean the license part, not the technical part;)
>> There is a strong preference not to do this.
> Doing a totally unscientific investigation reveals that the trend seems
> to be towards the use of GPLv3 license. As a 'claws-mail' user myself,
> I know that, that caused a problem with the 'ClamAV' plug-in that was
> formerly used by 'claws-mail'
> Since it appears to be apparent that newer software might very well be
> released under the GPLv3 license, it might behoove the FreeBSD team to
> rethink its ideas or beliefs regarding the inclusion of such software
> into the base system. At the very least, it might very well make life
> easier for end users who need the support that programs using that
> license are now offering.
> Then again, I could be wrong. Just my 2¢.

If and when a sufficiently compelling conflict arises, I am sure it will 
receive due attention.


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