Why Clang

Waitman Gobble gobble.wa at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 18:55:36 UTC 2012

On Jun 21, 2012 11:23 AM, "Wojciech Puchar" <wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl>
>> Additionally, the exceptions for using the GCC runtime library for
non-GPL executables
>> is limited to what hey call "eligible compilation processes", what rules
out using
>> proprietary GCC plugins or other combinations of core GCC functionality
with non-GPL
>> tooling and extensions.
>> Please note that this is indeed not tested in court. Therefore, reality
may turn out
>> even more interesting. That's why a lawyer's answer should always be "it
depends". :)
> GNU GPL is even worse that i ever dreamed (in worst horror).
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I have seen a few instances which are "risky" IMHO... or at least
interesting to ponder.. one is a claim that GPLv3 enables the vendor to
"require" the use of their trademark logo (flowplayer)... which opens up
other legal issues i think, and another, i recently purchased a router, in
the package was a small piece of paper stating the device includes GPL
software, and if i want the source i need to write (snail mail) their legal
department and explain why i want it. (d-link).

but i agree the issues have not been legally decided AFAIK. anyway, i think
a BSD licensed FreeBSD operating system works  for me.

Waitman Gobble
San Jose California USA

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