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The GCC Steering Committee Takes a Step Way from the Free Software Foundation

For years, the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) and the Free Software Foundation (FSF) were connected at the hip. But after Richard M. Stallman’s return to the FSF board, the GCC steering committee had enough.

As the GCC Steering Committee relaxes its decades-old requirement that new and modified GCC code should have its copyright assigned to the FSF, RMS proponents see this as the GCC community moving away from the FSF.