Re: The draft Position statement on the GFDL
Raul Miller wrote:
> On Wed, May 12, 2004 at 03:21:53AM +0100, Henning Makholm wrote:
>> > I was not proposing "make gcc work on that OS", I was proposing
>> > functional modifications to GCC to make it integrate better with that
>> > environment.
>> There is nothing in the GPL that forbids functional modifications to
>> GCC to make it integrate better with the environment.
> Treat palladium as a meta-syntactic variable standing for an environment
> where reverse engineering is illegal and where proprietary code and
> proprietary features are present. Treat "integrate better" as something
> which specifically requires those proprietary features.
If you use them according to the free interface, then you have a "contrib"
program. If you use the proprietary code, then you've created something
non-free regardless of the GPL. What's your point?
There are none so blind as those who will not see.