When gcc43 is expected to be in base?

Gary Kline kline at thought.org
Tue Aug 5 03:59:29 UTC 2008

On Mon, Aug 04, 2008 at 05:20:10PM -0700, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> On Aug 4, 2008, at 4:09 PM, Gary Kline wrote:
> >On Mon, Aug 04, 2008 at 04:52:37PM -0400, Gerard wrote:
> >>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.
> >
> >	I must have missed something along the way, because I  don't
> >	understand what the "preferences" are to *not* use 4.3.  I have
> >	it buiilt and runing here on my mail desktop and at least one
> >	other FBSD server.
> >
> >	Clues, please.
> Oh, there's nothing wrong with you as an individual running gcc-4.3 if  
> you like.
> Nor is there anything wrong with the GPLv3 license-- it's well-crafted  
> and handles certain technical issues resulting from varied legal  
> systems quite well compared to most other licenses (eg, clause 17 for  
> many European jurisdictions which do not permit one to completely  
> disclaim liability), *provided* one is working on completely open  
> systems.
> However, anyone who needs to do things with cryptography and signing  
> is going to find GPLv3 clauses 3 and 6 unworkable.  FreeBSD (and  
> NetBSD, OpenBSD, etc) are attractive for people building embedded  
> systems because they are (mostly) not GPL(v2)-encumbered, and adopting  
> GPLv3 code would make that problem worse.

	[[ paragraphs deleted. (*mumble*) ]]   yeah, i undersand the
	larger picture. and i'll stop right here.

	thanks for the dope-slap.


> Regards,
> -- 
> -Chuck

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