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Re: Add GPL compatibility check for plugins


Hi -

On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 07:44:08PM -0700, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:

> [...]  The FSF release of gcc won't run a non-GPL plugin, but of
> course nothing stops you from modifying the gcc sources.  In other
> words, right #0 is not violated, since nothing stops you from doing
> whatever you want. [...]

And this is an uncontroversial interpretation, if for example applied
to other GNU programs?  Wacky stuff like changing bash to prohibit
loading non-GPL shell scripts?  "but you can patch it..."??

Well, if it's OK with y'all, fine with me too.  But it seems weird.

- FChE


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