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Re: lirc license

On Sun, Apr 03, 2005 at 03:29:26AM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 02, 2005 at 07:42:36PM +0200, Andreas Bombe wrote:
> > In the case of gcc, it wasn't anything fuzzy.  IIRC, libgcc is linked
> > statically into the executable to provide startup code etc. and it used
> > to be GPL.  libgcc (and similar parts of gcc) have license additions to
> > prevent every executable from being neccessarily GPL licensed.
> > 
> > In short it's not the output of gcc, but the automatically linked libgcc
> > that created license problems.
> gcc itself carries a similar exemption, to be sure.

I looked around in the gcc source and that doesn't seem to be the case.
Besides if it were, the gcc debs would have erronous /u/s/d/copyright
files that don't mention that (only the linked libs exception is

Andreas Bombe <bombe@informatik.tu-muenchen.de>    GPG key 0x04880A44

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