On Mon, Aug 04, 2008 at 05:20:10PM -0700, Chuck Swiger wrote: > On Aug 4, 2008, at 4:09 PM, Gary Kline wrote: > >On Mon, Aug 04, 2008 at 04:52:37PM -0400, Gerard wrote: > >>Since it appears to be apparent that newer software might very well > >>be > >>released under the GPLv3 license, it might behoove the FreeBSD team > >>to > >>rethink its ideas or beliefs regarding the inclusion of such software > >>into the base system. At the very least, it might very well make life > >>easier for end users who need the support that programs using that > >>license are now offering. > > > > I must have missed something along the way, because I don't > > understand what the "preferences" are to *not* use 4.3. I have > > it buiilt and runing here on my mail desktop and at least one > > other FBSD server. > > > > Clues, please. > > Oh, there's nothing wrong with you as an individual running gcc-4.3 if > you like. > > Nor is there anything wrong with the GPLv3 license-- it's well-crafted > and handles certain technical issues resulting from varied legal > systems quite well compared to most other licenses (eg, clause 17 for > many European jurisdictions which do not permit one to completely > disclaim liability), *provided* one is working on completely open > systems. > > However, anyone who needs to do things with cryptography and signing > is going to find GPLv3 clauses 3 and 6 unworkable. FreeBSD (and > NetBSD, OpenBSD, etc) are attractive for people building embedded > systems because they are (mostly) not GPL(v2)-encumbered, and adopting > GPLv3 code would make that problem worse.
[[ paragraphs deleted. (*mumble*) ]] yeah, i undersand the larger picture. and i'll stop right here. thanks for the dope-slap. gary > > Regards, > -- > -Chuck > -- Gary Kline [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"