Posted Oct 23, 2006 18:46 UTC (Mon) by GreyWizard
In reply to: sparse
Parent article: FSF should separate GPLv3 changes (Linux.com)
I don't doubt the technical merits of sparse and you make a good case for separating licensing goals from technical decisions, but this seems to miss the point. GPL restrictions on derivative works are imposed for pragmatic reasons and have had positive consequences. Refusing to make it easy to separate the front and back ends of GCC may be a mistake but "religion" has nothing to do with it. Brandishing pejorative terms as Torvalds does is not productive.
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