Today, SFLC, along with its client the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GCC Steering Committee, announce the release of a new GCC Runtime Library Exception. This license exception will allow the GCC codebase to be upgraded to GPLv3, and enable the development of a plugin framework for GCC.
SFLC was glad to advise FSF in its successful efforts to obtain full relicensing permission of SGI’s contributions to X.org. Now that the licensing has been clarified, all of the code 3D graphics under SGI’s older licenses are Free Software. SFLC applauds the work done by FSF, X.org and SGI on this matter, and especially commends FSF for their commitment to certainty in free software licensing.