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 <email@example.com> 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"
As such, this breaches DFSG6.
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