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Re: GCC 4.3 license in manual still under GPLv2


On Wed, 19 Mar 2008, qunying wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I have the impression that GCC 4.3.0 has updated to GPLv3. But
> http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc-4.3.0/gcc/Copying.html still using GPLv2.
> Does it need to be updated?

I pointed out <http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc-patches/2007-07/msg00609.html> 
that the manual should be updated and that GCC's gpl.texi is not a direct 
copy of the file from the FSF but has local Texinfo changes.  But all 
that's happened since then is the addition of an unused file gpl_v3.texi 
with none of our local changes merged in.  Since many free software 
developers don't like Invariant Sections in the GFDL, they are perhaps 
unlikely to take the time required to update one in the GCC manual.  
Patches merging the necessary changes into gpl_v3.texi and arranging for 
it to be used will of course be considered.

-- 
Joseph S. Myers
joseph@codesourcery.com


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