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Re: ipf & gcc



Ya and that's a little hard when there are no good/useable FREE compilers.

// Brad

brad@comstyle.com
brad@openbsd.org

>At 11:31 PM 5/30/2001, Damien Miller wrote:
>
>>I'll take gcc with its annoying licence to the days of Unix vendors
>>charging thousands for compilers. Some markets are better dead.
>
>I disagree.
>
>First of all, GPLed software is not free -- either by OpenBSD's definition
>or by any commonsense definition of the word. OpenBSD should use a truly
>free compiler. Second, the GPL's explicitly stated goals are to destroy
>consumer choice and programmers' livelihoods. OpenBSD should not participate
>in such a malicious agenda. Finally, GCC is only a mediocre compiler. Alas,
>because the GPL precludes commercial programmers from being rewarded for
>making incremental improvements to it, and GCC destroys the market for
>other compilers, we are stuck with this mediocrity. OpenBSD and all other
>software compiled with GCC suffers as a result.
>
>OpenBSD should stick to its priniciples and use a truly free compiler.