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Re: (kudra: tmtowtd free software licensing) Re: OT: A Modest Proposal for a GNU infrastructure license RGPLby mdupont (Scribe)
|on Jun 20, 2002 at 14:42 UTC||Need Help??|
First of all, The GPL does not cover the Dumping of code as data, it cannot the restrict the usage of the GCC via an XML interface. Therefore it is not that restrictive. The RGPL is just for that purpose.
Secondly, I can use the PERL under the GPL. Even if it is licensed, under the Artistic license.
BSD is a problem right now, because you cannot link BSD to GPL, and you cannot make BSD modules attached to the GCC.
The motivation for creating this library is to create a haven for free software tools to interact with the meta data of the compilers. Unless we protect that, it will be very difficult to get support of the compiler vendors for such a patch. Believe me!
I am well aware of issues, the RGPL provides the only solution to the issue protecting the AST dumps from the compilers.