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D.gnu - Merging with GCC

reply "Rohan" <rohandot gmail.com> writes:
Is there any plan to merge GDC with GCC? I think that it would be helpful 
for both projects.
I writed in GCC mailing-list and asked about it, and they answered that thay 
do not see any problems why it should not be done.
May 21 2008
parent reply Bill Baxter <dnewsgroup billbaxter.com> writes:
Rohan wrote:
 Is there any plan to merge GDC with GCC? I think that it would be 
 helpful for both projects.
 I writed in GCC mailing-list and asked about it, and they answered that 
 thay do not see any problems why it should not be done.
 

What I heard was that the FSF requires that it be the owner of the copyright on all official GCC languages. GDC uses Walter's front end, and Walter does not want to give the copyright of that to the FSF. It is under a very liberal license, but apparently that was not good enough for the FSF, they want to own the copyright too. But then that means they could do something like turn around and tell Walter he has to stop distributing the code under the Artistic license and use only GPL. But maybe the GCC folks have changed their tune on the transfer of copyright issue since someone last checked? --bb
May 21 2008
next sibling parent "Rohan" <rohandot gmail.com> writes:
 But maybe the GCC folks have changed their tune on the transfer of 
 copyright issue since someone last checked?

I asked GCC folks about it and here they answer: "Nope, that is pretty much a GCC requirement."
May 22 2008
prev sibling parent "Anders Bergh" <anders1 gmail.com> writes:
On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 9:08 PM, Rohan <rohandot gmail.com> wrote:
 But maybe the GCC folks have changed their tune on the transfer of
 copyright issue since someone last checked?

I asked GCC folks about it and here they answer: "Nope, that is pretty much a GCC requirement."

Didn't they make an exception for the Eclipse Java compiler?
May 23 2008