Re: The draft Position statement on the GFDL
On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 05:23:48PM -0400, Raul Miller wrote:
> As a rough idea, imagine if gcc were made to support special keywords or
> control files to make it easier to build programs which use palladium's
> proprietary encryption and digital rights management facilities object
> model. Or, more generally, imagine any change which makes gcc into
> something that works in a proprietary fashion.
This is allowed by the GPL and required to be allowed by the DFSG, of course,
as long as the resulting gcc binary can be distributed under the terms of the
GPL. The GPL doesn't care what kinds of changes you make (with very limited
exceptions, such as the license blurb).