[llvm-dev] RFC: Improving license & patent issues in the LLVM community

Chris Lattner via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon Oct 19 15:03:33 PDT 2015

> On Oct 19, 2015, at 1:16 PM, Renato Golin <renato.golin at linaro.org> wrote:
> On 19 October 2015 at 21:03, Chris Lattner <clattner at apple.com> wrote:
>> If you are still concerned about this issue, my question is simply: what specific GPL2 compiler (or other user) that might want to use LLVM would be affected?
> I'm not. I was just pointing to the fact. :)
> I remember Apple and others have stuck with GPLv2 GCC, but I don't
> think there was any cross between them to warrant worry. I'm not sure
> anyone would do that because of the existing problems, so it's
> probably a non-issue.

Ah, we have one specific project that this will be a problem for: llvm-gcc, which is still stuck on the GPL2 version of GCC.  However, it is also stuck on a very old version of LLVM, and has no community.  It is therefore effectively dead, and we should just excise it from the project IMO.


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