RFC: "Native -XCPP" Proposal

Bardur Arantsson spam at scientician.net
Tue May 19 06:27:44 UTC 2015

On 05/19/2015 08:26 AM, Bardur Arantsson wrote:
> 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
> types.)

Oh, and it's also pretty well-established at this point, though I'm not
aware of any specific cases that have gone to the courts.

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