The GNU Toolchain Infrastructure Project

Siddhesh Poyarekar siddhesh@gotplt.org
Tue Oct 4 14:13:10 GMT 2022


On 2022-10-04 10:01, Frank Ch. Eigler wrote:
> Hi -
> 
>> [...] I think the LF proposal is the best long term way forward for
>> the GNU toolchain projects to remain competitive *and* Free. [...]
> 
> Can you elaborate what risks in terms of competitiveness or freedom
> you foresee with the status quo?  This is the first I recall hearing
> of this concern.

I don't see a risk to freedom.  The GNU toolchain is quite underfunded 
compared to llvm/clang and IMO it's a major risk to maintain status quo 
on that front.  The GTI opens new avenues for funding aspects of the GNU 
toolchain without affecting its core governance.

Sid


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