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Re: RFH: GPLv3
David Edelsohn <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >>>>> Doug Gregor writes:
> Doug> Could we ask the SC to reconsider the change in the GCC major version
> Doug> numbering for GPLv3? Or, at the very least, explain why it is
> Doug> important to change the major version number for a mere license
> Doug> change?
> To avoid confusion among GCC users who do not expect a bug fix
> release to introuduce a new license.
To pile on after my earlier message, I would say that the change in
license does not matter at all, not even a tiny bit, for gcc *users*.
It only matters for gcc *distributors*. And I think the vastly
smaller population of gcc distributors can be reached by appropriate
use of documentation and announcements.
Whereas the change in version numbering does matter for users.