RFC: "Native -XCPP" Proposal

Bardur Arantsson spam at scientician.net
Tue May 19 06:26:35 UTC 2015

On 05/19/2015 07:31 AM, Carter Schonwald wrote:
> I imagine your ghc build uses gcc to invoke the system assembler and linker
> on your Linux servers, :-) and that's gplv3!

That is of no consequence licensing-wise since those are

   a) separate programs/executables, thus "derived work" doesn't enter
      into it at any level, except...

   b) if the output contains bits of of the programs themselves, but
      e.g. gcc (and one assumes the linker, etc.) have specific
      licensing exemptions for the output.

(And this *is* something that you can quickly explain to the lawyerly

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