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FreeBSD takes another step toward GPL escape

Nov 09, 2012, 02:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

One of the tentative goals for the upcoming FreeBSD 10 release is for BSD’s base system to be totally free of code licensed under the GPL.

 

That goal took a massive step forward this week with the announcement that Clang is now the default compiler on x86 builds of FreeBSD, replacing the GPL-licensed GCC compiler.

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