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Date:      Sat, 21 Jan 2012 15:43:13 +0000
From:      RW <rwmaillists@googlemail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Clang - what is the story?
Message-ID:  <20120121154313.53d3fec6@gumby.homeunix.com>
In-Reply-To: <20120121133506.7bcfaec9@gumby.homeunix.com>
References:  <4F1AAB66.5070100@herveybayaustralia.com.au> <20120121133506.7bcfaec9@gumby.homeunix.com>

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On Sat, 21 Jan 2012 13:35:06 +0000
RW wrote:

> On Sat, 21 Jan 2012 22:11:18 +1000
> Da Rock wrote:
>  
> > Even under GPL anything built using gcc can be licensed as you like,
> > so I doubt it could be that.
> 
> It is that. I don't know the details, but GPLv3 is sufficiently more
> viral that recent gcc versions can't be used as the base system
> compiler. We're currently stuck with a version from 2007.

I was just wondering what would have happened if Apple hadn't backed
clang/LLVM as BSD licensed projects. Was there a plan B (other than
gcc 4.2.1) or did Apple save the *BSD world? 



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