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Re: GCC 4.4 run-time license and non-GPLv3 compilers

On 22.11.2009 19:49, Florian Weimer wrote:
* Matthias Klose:

On 21.11.2009 06:20, Florian Weimer wrote:
* Steve Langasek:

It's been suggested to me that it might help Debian move forward on this
issue if I provide some background on why Canonical has chosen to not regard
this issue as critical for Ubuntu.

My personal impression is that Debian does not view this issue as
critical, either.  Switching the GCC default hasn't happened for other

Which are these reasons?

Uhm, aren't you more qualified than me to answer that?

I think we had established quite some time ago that the licensing
issue should not be considered a blocker.

that was before the concerns of a) getting ftpmaster involved, and b) the discussion about GPLv2 GPLv3+exception compatibility on lwn.net. I'm upload gcc-defaults now, pointing to 4.4 on all architectures. port maintainers didn't raise any objections.


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