andrew-pythonlist at puzzling.org
Tue Apr 22 14:18:36 CEST 2003
On Tue, Apr 22, 2003 at 12:34:06PM +0200, Marc Recht wrote:
> >to Twisted and Twisted's users. Similarly, Twisted has some C extensions
> >which are typically built with gcc, but gcc's licence (GPL) also has no
> >relevance to Twisted.
> IIRC then gcc libs are LGPL'ed, so it doesn't affect Twisted. I wouldn't be
> so sure if they were GPL'ed.
No, gcc is GPLed. I'm not sure what you mean by "gcc libs"? I'm pretty
sure libgcc1 is part of gcc and thus GPLed also.
The point is that a C program or library compiled with gcc is not a derived
work of gcc, anymore than a thesis written in and printed with MS Word is a
derived work of MS Word. Python isn't GPLed, despite often being compiled
Twisted is not a derived work of gcc, python, Buildbot, emacs, vim, the
linux kernel, or any other software incidentally involved in its
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