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Re: ITP: openwatcom -- C/C++ compiler and IDE that produce efficient, portable code

On Mon, Jul 03, 2006 at 01:36:12AM +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> Adam Borowski <kilobyte@angband.pl> wrote:
> > "use", like, for example, compile a piece of software.  You don't
> > need to distribute openwatcom to anyone to fall within this clause.
> Ok, but it still needs to be modified. Are you suggesting that the 
> freedom to produce a binary that can't be recompiled by anyone else is a 
> necessary freedom?

Let's say my modifications to openwatcom consist of changing -O2 to
-Os.  This is still a modification, and as such, it forces me to
distributing it to the entire world for 12 months.  Unless I cope
with this, I'm limited to compiling things only for:
* my "Personal Use"
* "R&D"

As such, this breaches DFSG6.

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		//	adequately explained by malice.

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