Posted Oct 25, 2006 23:36 UTC (Wed) by viro
In reply to: Pragmatic/Religious
Parent article: FSF should separate GPLv3 changes (Linux.com)
ObjC is definitely in the same realm as m3 (if even that - cvsup is
seriously used and non-trivial, whatever.app tends to be... Applish,
for the lack of printable description). As for the C++... I would
be very surprised if that one hadn't used enough code from C frontend
at any point in its evolution to be a clear derivative, but ICBW.
Note that "your library is a derivative of my library, you get to
play nice wrt license" is entirely different kind of story. But
in that respect GPL is not something special - e.g. LGPL would
have the same effect.
If anything, I would expect any losses to be in weird backends for
embedded CPUs from hell, but considering the usual quality (and
bitrot rate) of those I'm not sure that I'd call it a loss... BTW,
ought to recheck if patches from FRV tree had finally got merged
into -HEAD; the last I've heard was "4.3 might be able to recognize
FRV-specific constraints in the kernel; it's too late for 4.2"...
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