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Re: Why not contribute? (to GCC)
Mark Mielke <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> What are clean room implementations for if not for avoiding copyright
Avoiding contract violations such as promises to keep source code
secret. A strict clean room implementation also makes it clear that
no copyright violation could have occurred.
> At my company, we took things seriously to the point of
> dividing the GPL designers from the non-GPL designers to prevent code
> fragments from being leaked to one side or the other, even if just a
> faint memory that ends up resulting in code that looks just about
> exactly like the original, even if the author cannot identify what the
> original was.
I think that was entirely unnecessary on your part, though of course
lawyers, like anybody else, will tend to ask for whatever they can
I won't respond further on this subthread on the list, it has nothing
to do with gcc.