pkgconfig license

Adam Jackson ajax at
Sat Apr 23 11:36:58 PDT 2005

On Saturday 23 April 2005 13:08, Owen Taylor wrote:
> On this issue OpenBSD and NetBSD will have to decide whether they want
> to spend a few days of a developer's time to rewrite pkg-config from
> scratch or make an exception. But I can't see how it should be a concern
> of the project or cause distortion of the build system.
> The use of a GPL pkg-config for the build has no material affect on any
> use of the X libraries or systems and objections to its licensing seem
> to be primarily political. ("political" here isn't meant as a term of
> abuse. The GPL is an explicitly political license.)
> (Wondering what *compiler* is being used for this base system build...)

There was some murmur on the OpenBSD lists a while back about making tendra 
the default compiler.

- ajax
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