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Re: [ROFL] GCC's GPLv3 "Updated License Exception"

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: [ROFL] GCC's GPLv3 "Updated License Exception"
Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2009 12:50:11 -0600
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Alan Mackenzie writes:
> You're saying, I think, that this "boilerplate" code gives the
> boilerplate's writer some degree of copyright in the executable program.
> I'm not at all convinced o this.  Certainly, the world doesn't seem to
> work this way in practice, in that if I write some code for a proprietary
> OS, and build it with proprietary tools, the tool vendors don't sue me
> for royalties.

They grant you a license.  There once were compiler vendors who claimed
that you owed them a royalty for every copy of a program compiled with
their compilers.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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