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Re: Now it's my compiler!

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Now it's my compiler!
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 18:37:11 +0200
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Hyman Rosen <> writes:

> Rjack wrote:
>> My third party compiler is none of their damn business.
> The GPL attempts to insure that users of a program can
> run, read, change, and share it. In order for a user to
> be able to make changes and run the resulting program,
> he must be given the source and told how to build it
> from source. (It could have required that the compiler
> be made available as well, but I expect the FSF felt
> that there were too many systems where non-free compilers
> must be used for this to be tenable.)

It is an independent work.  You get into inappropriate conditions very
fast that road, since the compiler has dependencies of its own.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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