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Re: RFH: GPLv3


David Edelsohn <dje@watson.ibm.com> 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.

Ian


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