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

Ed Schouten via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon Sep 12 13:09:03 PDT 2016

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. :-)

Ed Schouten <ed at nuxi.nl>
Nuxi, 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands
KvK-nr.: 62051717

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