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From Michael Meeks <michael.me...@novell.com>
Subject Re: ICU
Date Wed, 20 Jul 2011 14:45:35 GMT
On Wed, 2011-07-20 at 14:18 +0200, Michael Stahl wrote:
> that is an interesting point: we currently ship binaries of C++ runtime 
> libraries in the installation sets.

	One thing that escapes a lot of people's notice is that most C++ app
out there on Linux links vs. crt1.o crti.o crtbegin.o crtend.o and
crtn.o - which are injected by the compiler to handle bootstrapping eg.
C++ constructors & destructors Those are licensed under the GPL + GCC
runtime library exception[1] AFAIR. I guess others around Apache discussed
similar things before[2].

	ATB,

		Michael.

[1] - http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gcc-exception.html
[2] - http://osdir.com/ml/java.harmony.devel/2005-12/msg00063.html
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