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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)

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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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