Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Oct 2010 19:10 UTC, submitted by tyrione
General Development LLVM 2.8 has been released. The release notes describe this new, ehm, release in greater detail, so head on over and give it a read.
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RE: Software Patents ?
by tux68 on Thu 7th Oct 2010 20:56 UTC in reply to "Software Patents ?"
tux68
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2006-10-24

What about software patents ?


The LLVM license allows closed source components to be created and used. However, the main project is committed to open source and requires anyone making contributions to sign a patent agreement:

http://llvm.org/docs/DeveloperPolicy.html#patents

They've actually already removed some code from llvm that infringed on a non-contributors patent. Hopefully their diligence will pay off and software patents wont be a major problem for them. It would be lovely if they weren't a problem in general. ;o)

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