Subject: Re: bc and dc revisited.
To: Phil Nelson <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/10/2003 12:57:33
On Nov 10, 2003, at 11:30 AM, Phil Nelson wrote:
> Again, I'd like to know why it is so important to have the GPL removed
> all the tools? I understand the kernel and fully support it.
Any GPL'd anything in userland makes embedded systems people
uncomfortable. Things like awk, bc/dc, gzip, etc. are sometimes needed
in embedded systems (thankfully, GCC never is :-)
I think, in general, we should strive to use non-GPL'd versions of
tools when there are credible alternatives available (e.g. there are no
credible alternatives to GDB, Binutils, and GCC).
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>