Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Jun 2011 14:23 UTC, submitted by Valhalla
General Development "PathScale announced today that the EKOPath 4 Compiler Suite is now available as an open source project and free download for Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris. This release includes documentation and the complete development stack, including compiler, debugger, assembler, runtimes and standard libraries. EKOPath is the product of years of ongoing development, representing one of the industries highest performance Intel 64 and AMD C, C++ and Fortran compilers." More here.
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It's pretty clear that the FSF intends GCC compiled code not covered by the exception to fall under the GPL license. If the FSF interpretation of the GPL is accurate (it would be ironic if it wasn't), then in theory a GPL compiler without exceptions can only be used for GPL projects.

Apart from the fact that the intentions of the FSF have no bearing on copyright law itself, it is also pertinent to note that while the FSF's has claims over GCC source code, despite being the original authors of the GPL license template text the FSF does NOT in fact have claims over "EKOPath 4 Compiler Suite" source code.

So the only sane conclusion from this observation is that whatever the FSF might believe in this scenario is DOUBLY irrelevant.

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