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Re: RFH: GPLv3


On Thu, 2007-07-12 at 17:11 +0200, Basile STARYNKEVITCH wrote:
> [...] Still, I do believe that almost all my distant colleagues from
> CEA http://www.cea.fr/ (notably compiling their numerical 
> code for e.g. nuclear, astronomical or thermodynamical numerical
> computations) will find funny a version number change 
> from 4.2 to 4.2 only for the compiler license change. Most of them
> don't care about GPLv2 vs GPLv3 for the compiler, 
> they just want to compile their (sadly proprietary) numerical code (in
> Fortran or C++).
> 
> IMHO the only persons who really care about GPLv2 vs GPLv3 are
> open-source enthusiasts (and active open-source 
> contributors).  [...]

I hope your employer follows industry standard practice of caring *a
lot* about licensing issues for all the software they use. You're
greatly mistaken if you think only compiler hackers look at software
licences, lawyers and management have they say here (at least
in the organisations I know).

Laurent


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