assembler error building GMP 5.0.2 under iOS

David Jao djao at
Wed Mar 14 08:26:44 CET 2012

> Nothing forces you to use GNU software, but if you do, you are legally
> bound by the license (which is the legal entity that gives you the right
> to use GNU software).
> I am not somehow implying that you are in breach of the license, but
> your idea that you may use GNU software without accepting its terms is a
> misconception.

This is somewhat off-topic but it is important to clear this up for the
purposes of accepting this patch. The text of the GPLv3 itself says, and
I quote verbatim (section 9):

"You are not required to accept this License in order to receive or
run a copy of the Program."

That is, the GPL itself says very plainly that an end user is not
required to accept the GPL in order to run the program. One may, in
fact, *use* a GPL program without accepting the terms of the GPL for
that program. The GPL only covers distribution activities.


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