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On Sun, May 5, 2013 at 4:28 PM, Jay Carlson <> wrote:
> On May 5, 2013, at 6:31 PM, Coda Highland wrote:
>> On Sun, May 5, 2013 at 3:07 PM, Miles Bader <> wrote:
>>> Owen Shepherd <> writes:
>>>> They're moving away from GCC for the same reason the BSDs are: they don't
>>>> like the GPL3 and refuse to touch it with a barge pole
>>> Apple has been butthurt about the GPL for _ages_, long predating the
>>> GPL3... if you remember, NeXT was forced to release their objective C
>>> changes, and they were _not_ happy about it.
> They also shipped without bash originally.
>> But the GPLv3 in particular is problematic for a company like Apple,
>> because while GPLv2 stuff can be used on an iPhone as long as Apple
>> distributes source, GPLv3 stuff cannot.
> No, Apple certainly *can* distribute GPLv3-licensed code on any platform. They have decided they don't like the terms offered.

The statements are equivalent. From the perspective of Apple's prior
behavior, the GPLv3 prohibits Apple's use of it; from the perspective
of the FSF, Apple doesn't like the terms.

/s/ Adam