Rant on BSD vs GPL was [Good ol' BSD vs. GPL]

Georgi Guninski guninski at guninski.com
Wed Jan 7 03:25:18 PST 2015

On Wed, Jan 07, 2015 at 01:57:25AM -0500, grarpamp wrote:
> > Georgi write:
> > Dudes, you still using GPL GCC?
> Actually, no.

OK, this might have finally happened and I have been
trolling bsd fanatics about gcc since at least 4 years
(maybe more).

Not an expert on compilers, but gcc has some extensions like
__gnu*, some of which are widely used. Not sure how clang
currently deals with them.

Building just the kernel with clang is likely possibly, but
bare kernel is not a distro.

Till recently, I believe one couldn't build desktop
environment only with clang, might be wrong on this.

Unrelated: I am wondering why bigcorps like google/linksys
use linux, when they could have used *bsd like

> https://bitrig.org/10.html
> http://wiki.netbsd.org/tutorials/pkgsrc/clang/
> https://wiki.freebsd.org/BuildingFreeBSDWithClang
> http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/49906/why-is-freebsd-deprecating-gcc-in-favor-of-clang-llvm
> http://www.dragonflydigest.com/2014/10/22/14942.html
> http://www.dragonflybsd.org/docs/developer/clang/
> http://www.thejemreport.com/more-on-openbsds-new-compiler/
> http://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article&sid=20091228231142
> http://marc.info/?l=openbsd-misc&m=137530560232232&w=2
> http://clang.debian.net/
> http://llvm.linuxfoundation.org/
> https://wiki.debian.org/Debian_GNU/kFreeBSD
> http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/gentoo-alt/bsd/fbsd/
> On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 3:45 PM, Lodewijk andré de la porte <l at odewijk.nl> wrote:
> > GPL when something is everyone's property,
> Unless you're not "in", then suddenly they get ugly like you
> broke their communal bong hit or something. They used to cry
> if you didn't pass the code around, now they sic their lawyers
> on you. That's not very free.
> > BSD when you ... just don't care.
> Exactly, everyone is in, do whatever you want. And it's almost
> as unlimited as you can get under today's mandatory law for
> those who say copyright is fiction. These days BSD says
> basically two things:
> 1) Do what you want.
> 2) Author disclaims liability.
> It's hard to be more free than that under current law, yet...
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WTFPL

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