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  1. Your point was that a licence which enforces...

    Your point was that a licence which enforces source code availability isn't compatible with proprietary software, wow, you are really on to something... got anything else up your sleeve captain...
  2. No it doesn't, Tivoization works _one_ way, which...

    No it doesn't, Tivoization works _one_ way, which is to prevent the end user from running his/her own code on the hardware they bought, this in turn is what GPLv3 fixes.


    Eh, no shit. GPL stands...
  3. wizard69 can't, because he is just spewing his...

    wizard69 can't, because he is just spewing his usual bs, there are two major things which GPLv3 changed versus GPLv2, one is that it prevented tivoization (which meant that a company like Tivo must...
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    The NVidia supplied PTX backend was introduced as...

    The NVidia supplied PTX backend was introduced as a major new feature of LLVM 3.2, under the name NVPTX, here is the documentation: http://llvm.org/docs/NVPTXUsage.html

    And OpenACC is purely...
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    Obviously they want to make their hardware more...

    Obviously they want to make their hardware more attractive to buyers by having GCC support their solution, but that is not 'vendor lock in' anymore than any hardware manufacturer adding GCC support...
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    The only 'crap' is that which is coming out of...

    The only 'crap' is that which is coming out of you, LLVM have already added a NVidia supplied PTX backend. Your Apple 'reality distortion field' is indeed strong.
  7. There's a software patent risk with all code, but...

    There's a software patent risk with all code, but Google themselves has given a perpetual patent grant for the patents they have in conjunction with Webp, and since Facebook saw no reason not to use...
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    While I have absolutely zero interest in another...

    While I have absolutely zero interest in another NVidia proprietary solution for GPU acceleration (which is also why I have no interest in CUDA), the FUD spread by the 'anonymous source' is...
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    Hmm... it's very early morning here so I may be...

    Hmm... it's very early morning here so I may be missing something, but can someone explain to me how OpenACC will 'force multiple closed source dependencies' on GCC?

    PTX is not 'closed source',...
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    Why so?

    Why so?
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    Sadly this is unlikely to be the last time...

    Sadly this is unlikely to be the last time Michael 'misrepresents' someone in order to further his agenda, thanks for the update which allowed the developer to further counter Michael's...
  12. Sorry for late reply, sometimes I actually have...

    Sorry for late reply, sometimes I actually have to work at work, I hate it when that happens :)


    Heh, ok I guess I should dust of xchat and pop in again.


    Yes from what I understand a lot of...
  13. I'm not spending much time on IRC these days but...

    I'm not spending much time on IRC these days but I have popped into the channel on a couple of occasions, I was kind of surprised as the first time I entered the channel there were like 9 people...
  14. While I don't like working in either language, I...

    While I don't like working in either language, I can't agree with them having 'overstayed their welcome', it's when developers stops using them that this has occured. And as of now they are still...
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    No problem, I can go along with that. No...

    No problem, I can go along with that.


    No need to be sorry, I'm not an english native speaker either, I repeated your misspelled word just to make it clear to what part of your statement I was...
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    Whichever of those two they choose to use, you...

    Whichever of those two they choose to use, you are effectively offering the code under both GPL and BSD, it's called dual-licencing.


    Of course it does, you as a code owner/author have the right...
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    This is brought up in this talk, and the speaker...

    This is brought up in this talk, and the speaker (Ionescu) mentions that he has no idea of whether or not ReactOS is implementing Microsoft patented functionality as he (and other developers I...
  18. You could certainly be right, they (Valve) did...

    You could certainly be right, they (Valve) did state however that: "In SteamOS, we have achieved significant performance increases in graphics processing, and we're now targeting audio performance...
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    To use GPL licenced code in your project your...

    To use GPL licenced code in your project your code needs to be GPL compatible, that is something even you should be able to grasp. That does NOT however, prevent you from releasing your code under...
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    Yes they can close THEIR source code. They can't...

    Yes they can close THEIR source code. They can't however close their source code while using it together with OTHER people's GPL licenced code. How hard is this for you to understand? They are using...
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