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GCC can be used with any license ..

From: Doug Mentohl
Subject: GCC can be used with any license ..
Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2009 14:32:01 +0000
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the FSF decided long ago to allow developers to use GCC's libraries to compile any program, regardless of its license. Developing nonfree software is not good for society, and we have no obligation to make it easier. We decided to permit this because forbidding it seemed likely to backfire, and because using small libraries to limit the use of GCC seemed like the tail wagging the dog.

Therefore, these libraries have always had license exceptions that allow people to distribute the object code GCC produces under any license

You have permission to propagate a work of Target Code formed by combining the Runtime Library with Independent Modules, even if such propagation would otherwise violate the terms of GPLv3, provided that all Target Code was generated by Eligible Compilation Processes. You may then convey such a combination under terms of your choice, consistent with the licensing of the Independent Modules ..

A Compilation Process is "Eligible" if it is done using GCC, alone or with other GPL-compatible software, or if it is done without using any work based on GCC. For example, using non-GPL-compatible Software to optimize the GCC intermediate representation would not qualify as an Eligible Compilation Process.

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