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Re: History of GCC


> I don't think that employer interests have led to any significant
> conflicts between employer interests and project interests.  It's sort
> of hard to say, though, because in effect employer interests have
> become project interests.  

And indeed many people who've been working on GCC for a long time
(including you and me) have moved from one organization to another
during that time (sometimes more than once).

> That said, from a certain perspective it would be reasonable to call
> the EGCS split a conflict between employer interests and project
> interests.  Although many people supported the EGCS split, it was
> driven initially by Cygnus.

But that could also have been viewed as a conflict between FSF interests
and GCC project interests.  As you say, it's hard to point to a specific
conflict because, for the most part, all the interests aligned: everybody
wanted the best compiler we could product.


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