Eduardo nec556 at retena.com
Thu Mar 31 22:44:54 UTC 2011

At 20:19 31/03/2011, Gary Dunn wrote:

>Can someone point me to an official position statement on this ban 
>on GPL3 code in FreeBSD? Doesn't seem right to me. And please, no 
>GPL flame wars.

Don't know if there were an official Some links that may be interesting:


http://ivoras.sharanet.org/freebsd/freebsd9.html "CLANG / LLVM compiler" entry

http://www.links.org/?p=518  "Will GPLv3 Kill GPL?"

http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#v2v3Compatibility "GPLv2 
compatible with GPLv3?"


Apple and some other companies made the switch from gcc to llvm some 
years ago, in Apple case, because gnu/fsf forced to make all 
objective-c compiler developed by Apple for gcc open source, because 
gcc was GPL (http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1390172)

Resuming, or my resume, GPLv3 is politically incorrect for a BSD 
project, it's preferred BSD tools, made by BSD community for BSD 
community and (as licence allows it) by extension everyone than GPLv3 
tools made for GNU/FSF and (as licence don't permit share) only for them.


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