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  • WorBlux
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    Originally posted by crazycheese View Post
    Which things?

    I have nothing about LLVM, but the BSD license will allow Apple to take what it wants, tune it, add secret things to it, gain advantage while letting all stay with "base" version. BSD=Opencore. GPL=Opensource.

    There was also interesting discussion over at gccplugins

    It seems proprietary people are using patents and DRM to prevent using of their content anywhere.
    Opensource people are again using patent shields and DRM (ways to prevent attaching, piping or embedding) to prevent using of their content in proprietary models.
    And there are BSD people, who prevent nothing and thus instantly fall victims to proprietary sharks.
    They could beside the fact that it's very hard to track changes in something of that size and development rate. In addition Apple tends to do that with user-facing parts, and a compiler generally isn't user-facing.

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  • crazycheese
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    Originally posted by cb88 View Post
    @crazycheese And yet... its still a very competitive compiler on several fronts.

    I don't know if I like the sound of this... I guess its ok as long as copy rigtt is not assigned to this conservancy (as it they could change the license to GPL etc...)

    Its not that I dislike GPL its just that for many things it is not apropriate.
    Which things?

    I have nothing about LLVM, but the BSD license will allow Apple to take what it wants, tune it, add secret things to it, gain advantage while letting all stay with "base" version. BSD=Opencore. GPL=Opensource.

    There was also interesting discussion over at gccplugins

    It seems proprietary people are using patents and DRM to prevent using of their content anywhere.
    Opensource people are again using patent shields and DRM (ways to prevent attaching, piping or embedding) to prevent using of their content in proprietary models.
    And there are BSD people, who prevent nothing and thus instantly fall victims to proprietary sharks.
    Last edited by crazycheese; 09-19-2012, 07:22 AM.

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  • cb88
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    @crazycheese And yet... its still a very competitive compiler on several fronts.

    I don't know if I like the sound of this... I guess its ok as long as copy rigtt is not assigned to this conservancy (as it they could change the license to GPL etc...)

    Its not that I dislike GPL its just that for many things it is not apropriate.

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  • crazycheese
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    Clang/LLVM is BSD while GCC is GPL. That means Apple can extend them all they want without ever giving you, or their competition, any sources.

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