RFH: GPLv3

Ian Lance Taylor iant@google.com
Thu Jul 12 18:49:00 GMT 2007


Basile STARYNKEVITCH <basile@starynkevitch.net> writes:

> Also (and I am too young to know) how (and when and if) was the GPLv1
> -> GPLv2 transition handled? Or is GCC older than GPLv1 (I am just
> asking, maybe past history could help).

I believe gcc 2.0 was the first GPLv2 version of gcc.  There were
other significant changes, mainly in the area of supporting RISC
processors, so the change in major version number was reasonable
anyhow.

There were no release branches back then, so there was no major issue
with the transition.

Ian



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