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Re: GPL License question

On Mon, Dec 27, 2004 at 08:56:22PM +0000, Anthony W. Youngman wrote:
> The output of gcc is 
> not covered by the licence that covers gcc.

That's not strictly true. The license of gcc explicitly permits any
and all use of any code generated by gcc, and makes no restrictions on

There's no answer to the general question of whether a compiled work
is a derivative of the compiler; all else aside, it depends on the
compiler. It can certainly be plausible for this to be the
case. It is lawyer-bait.

This is usually not an issue because most compilers have licenses
similar to gcc, disclaiming any restriction on the output. Not because
it can't be done.

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