Merging Apple's Objective-C 2.0 compiler changes

Chris Lattner clattner@apple.com
Fri Sep 10 22:50:00 GMT 2010


On Sep 10, 2010, at 11:06 AM, Richard Kenner wrote:

>>> I thought the point is that Apple WON'T go to GPLv3.
>> 
>> The Apple distributions are GPLv2 or later, meaning if someone wanted to 
>> take that code and distribute it under then GPLv3, they could.
> 
> The fact that the licenses are COMPATIBLE doesn't make them IDENTICAL.
> FSF wants "GPLv3 or later" and it's not at all clear to me that we could
> change the license of code that's not copyright assigned to FSF to that
> license (we can for code that HAS been assigned).

The code in the apple branch on the fsf server *is* copyright assigned to the FSF.

-Chris



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