GPL and GCC profiling
Thu Jul 1 12:18:00 GMT 2004
When you say "...using GCC..." I presume that you are using it to produce a
new application (one that doesn't violate the extensions to GCC's GPL).
I'm not part of FSF. I'm not a lawyer. My comments are merely my naive
GCC has a very liberal license regarding using GCC to produce applications,
even if the other application is not GPL. Even if the other application is
wholly proprietary. (Except in a few instances, as specified in GCC's GPL
extensions ... those few instances are, basically, to protect GCC itself
from being lifted and repackaged as proprietary).
If you have concerns about GCC and use in your product, you should contact
your company's lawyers and have them review the GCC GPL & extensions, and
read and interpret the GCC GPL & extensions for yourself.
Note - this forum is made up of a community of a GCC users. A self-help
group. There are few FSF members, and I presume that those who do frequent
this forum are not in a position to give legal advice about GPL and/or the
GCC extensions to it.
In other words, what you read on this forum is opinion and interpretation.
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