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Re: Notes from the GROW'10 workshop panel (GCC research opportunities workshop)


Basile Starynkevitch wrote:

Toon Moene wrote:

Mutatis mutandis, the same goes for GCC: There might be too many hurdles to use GCC in academia.

This is probably true, however, the plugin ability of the just released GCC 4.5 (or is it released tomorrow) helps probably significantly.

My point is that academics can quite easily contribute to GPL software, but much harder obtain the necessary legal authorizations to transfer copyright to FSF.

Nods ....


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