[llvm-dev] RFC #2: Improving license & patent issues in the LLVM community

Chris Lattner via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon Sep 12 22:06:38 PDT 2016

> On Sep 12, 2016, at 1:09 PM, Ed Schouten <ed at nuxi.nl> wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> 2016-09-12 19:58 GMT+02:00 Chris Lattner <clattner at llvm.org>:
>> You could use a fully proprietary compiler like Intel’s ICC and that would also be fine.
> Got it. That's good to hear. What got me on the wrong track is the following:
>> As an exception, if you use this Software to compile your source code [...]
> I interpreted this as if 'this Software' has an active role, namely
> that it has to be the compiler itself. If I read your response
> correctly, this doesn't need to be the case. Any piece of software can
> be used for that purpose. It would have been a lot more clear for me
> if it said:
>> As an exception, if this Software is compiled and/or linked together with your source code [...]
> But I am not a laywer. :-)

Ah, I see what you’re saying.  Let me chat with a few folks and get back to you, thank you for pointing this out!


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