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I am looking for a free Ada compiler for Windows. However, the free
compilers I found appear to use libraries which are licensed in a way
that would require any user to publish all software linked to them.
Do you have any comments to this problem? In my world, free software means
free to use but not free to redistribute. The normal use of a runtime
library is to link it with application software. So it should not come with
any obligations regarding the users application software. It is like if you
have a program that manages photos. The normal use is to manage jpg files.
So the jpg files should not automatically become common property once you
start to use the program.
Also, I am a bit confused about how a company (e.g. Adacore) can release
formerly free software as non-GPl bound software, requiring customers to pay
100's thousands of dollars for it.
Can any body explain this?
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