Why Clang

Chad Perrin perrin at apotheon.com
Thu Jun 21 23:08:54 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 06:11:46AM -0400, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> 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.

Related (perhaps somewhat indirectly):

    Advancement Through License Simplicity

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