EDA vendors incorporating gcc/mingw/gdb
mathfox at xs4all.nl
Mon Jan 12 20:40:11 CET 2009
> I assume that those vendors are not all breaking the law, so how
> should I understand the term "incorporate"? If a windows installer
> that installs a big software system places MinGW/gdb into that system
> subdirectory and then a proprietary GUI calls gcc in the backend and
> displays its output on the transcript area, then is it incorporation
> or not?
Short answer: When gcc is on the harddisk as a separate program and is
run as a separate process, that does not bring the GUI under the GPL.
Read the GPL or the GPL-FAQ (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html)
for more detailed information.
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