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Re: Reproducible, precompiled .o files: what say policy+gpl?

On Mon, Oct 18, 2004 at 05:47:26PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 19, 2004 at 02:04:42AM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > A difference in optimization is not relevant to a package's freedom.
> If compiling the program with a non-free compiler gains you users who would
> not find the package usable otherwise, distributing binaries built with
> such a compiler induces your users to be dependant (indirectly) on non-free
> software.  That is a freedom issue.

Okay, that is a fair point. I'll leave it at that.

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