>>>>> On Fri, 5 Apr 1996 17:34:01 -0600, "Ross J. Reedstrom" <ross at repressor.pharmacy.wisc.edu> said:
Ross> On 5 Apr 1996, James McIninch wrote:
>> : Indeed. Gcc is, anyway, a commercial product.
>> It is not. As a matter of fact, the GNU public license under which the GCC
>> compiler is distributed expressly prohibits the sale of GCC (I believe
>> that the license permits distributors to charge $3.00 above the actual
>> media cost as a copying fee).
[Correct response elided.] The Free Software Foundation itself sells GCC.
Ross> The original comment about commercial product perhaps refers to
Ross> Cygnus Software,
[Cygnus *Support*,] in particular, but not only them.
Ross> who sell GCC and offer support to their customers. Essentially,
Ross> they sell support.
Yes. http://www.cygnus.com and the GCC `SERVICE' file.