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OSBC: Life at the edge of the GPL

OSBC: Life at the edge of the GPL

Posted Apr 2, 2009 16:33 UTC (Thu) by JoeBuck (guest, #2330)
In reply to: OSBC: Life at the edge of the GPL by jeffnorman
Parent article: OSBC: Life at the edge of the GPL

The language you point to is a modification to the old terms that apply to libgcc and libstdc++, which have always been licensed roughly this way, to allow proprietary applications to link with them in a way that is even more permissive than the LGPL. The intent is to use it only for essential language support routines.


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OSBC: Life at the edge of the GPL

Posted Apr 2, 2009 18:23 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

I've certainly never heard of the libgcc exception being picked up by
anything that wasn't a language support library. It's possible, I suppose,
especially now that more attention has been drawn to this particular
obscure corner. But I'm not really sure it's *likely*.


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