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Wed Jun 20 06:13:41 UTC 2012
On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 9:58 PM, Wojciech Puchar
<wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> wrote:
>>> Does GPLv3 does force programs you compile with gcc to be GPLed?
>> As far as I know, the main difference is that the GPLv3 is
>> often called a "viral license". Software linking against v3
>> libraries and so maybe programs compiled by a v3 compiler
>> will have - according to the license - to be released as
>> v3 too.
> This word: "MAYBE" is most crucial here.
I don't see how GPLv3 is viral.
Here we can read a program linking agains a gpl v3 library should be released
under the gplv3 too. However, the only concern would be when the program is
implicitly linked against libgcc right? Well, there's even an
exception for this.
I'm not saying moving to clang is a bad idea. I just don't think the
argumentation is strong enough.
Can anyone provide an example of viral propagation of the license if we compile
the base system with a gpl v3 gcc?
> wouldn't it be just simplest solution to ask GNU leader for clearing it out?
> i wouldn't be surprised that FreeBSD team would decide to go back to gcc
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