Why Clang

Thomas Mueller mueller23 at insightbb.com
Thu Jun 21 11:13:21 UTC 2012

Snippet from Antonio Olivares <olivares14031 at gmail.com>:

> I have some friends that develop software.  They had released it under
> GNU umbrella.  Later on, other folks were taking advantage and not
> giving back as the license requires.  There was little to no way to
> enforce the license, he decided to  move to other license that
> protects his work and let others use it was well with little to no
> strings attached.  He know uses the CDDL which is also an Open Source
> License.  He can give you many reasons as to why the GPLv3 is the
> wrong way to go.  I can ask him for these and other reasons at your
> request.

Yes, that would be a good idea, not so much for me as for others who want to better understand the licensing issues of GCC compared to Clang.

That would help explain why FreeBSD is switching to Clang.


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