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Results of testing different compiler optimizations of GNU GCC are confusing

I tested out a few different compiler optimizations on GNU GCC, in the CodeBlocks IDE. With each different optimization I ran the same test: I let my program try to build as big of a tree as it could ...
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How the value of the integer variable is stored in a memory by bytes/bits?

In C program I'm doing below stuff int x = 4; Let us assume integer has 2 bytes in this case. So my question here is the variable x will hold two bytes that mean 16 bits. So here how the value 4 ...
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Why does GNU AS use different characters for single-line comments depending on the architecture?

The GNU Assembler as uses different characters depending on the architecture to specify single-line comments, such as # on x86, ; on 29k, or @ on ARM. Moreover, regardless of platform, C-style ...
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What is actually the difference between the GNU C Library and the C standard Library?

I sometimes see these two terms be used interchangeably. What is the actual difference between these two terms? How are they used differently? Are there any other alternatives to these two libraries?
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Implications of using Kbuild infrastructure in proprietary software [closed]

We have our own proprietary software that we are developing for commercial business. We want to sell the software and we do not have any problem in distributing the source code to our customers. Due ...
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What are the licensing restrictions on a modified file from libstdc++?

Suppose I took the libstc++ implementation of a C++ standard class, and modified it (so now I have, say, a magic_vector based off of the code for std::vector). What licensing restrictions does that ...
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Using GNU GPL V3 on a project. Reuse and modify foreign code

I'm programming on a c project and use code from another author. I change the main functionality to a new, complete other one. The most of the new code is my own but some files are untouched and ...
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Can I sell an application under the GNU Affero General Public License (GPL)?

I am using GhostScript on a desktop application that I intend to sell online. The GhostScript library has an AFERO license (see here). I do not mind to make the source code of my application available ...
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Own project: Open source to closed source [duplicate]

In this thread it is discussed if it is legally possible to take on open source project and close its sources. But this seems to refer to someone else's project. So, my question is: What about my own ...
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Gem is GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE but gems that depend on it are MIT

I have an application that I want to be MIT and I have a roo gem in my Gemfile (roo is licensed under MIT) however it depends on spreadsheet that has GNU license. Am I allowed to use roo and have MIT ...
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Under what circumstances would I have to release a modified version of source code (GPL) [duplicate]

I am working on a social networking platform using a database wrapper released under GPL. I'm fairly new to using open source software, so I'm not sure what would require me to release my source code. ...
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Modifying a GNU LGPL v 2.1 code and license

I have found a piece of code online (https://github.com/kenkendk/sharpaescrypt/blob/master/Source/SharpAESCrypt.cs) licensed under GNU LGPL v 2.1 If I would like to make some changes to this file and ...
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Make: Greedy search for sources vs. a more selective approach… or a hybrid?

I rewrote my makefile a while back to get the benefit of greedily searching for and compiling all sources under some root folder. I'm very happy with it except for the fact that the source libraries I ...
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In the GNU Affero GPL, do paying customers count as the 'public'?

In the GNU Affero General Public License, there is a section that reads: The GNU Affero General Public License is designed specifically to ensure that, in such cases, the modified source code ...
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Add GPL to an existing application

Me and 2 of my friends been working on a small app. The source code of the app is on a private repository on BitBucket but now we would like to make the code of our app public under the terms of GPL. ...
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Using GNU GPL with classpath exception licensed library in a GNU GPL licensed project

I am working on a project that uses ABCL. License of ABCL is GNU GPL with classpath exception, which means we can link this library with independent modules to produce an executable, regardless of the ...
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How and when had the CC BY license become GNU GPL-compatible?

I believed that Creative Commons Attribution License, even being non-copyleft one, was always and still is incompatible with GNU GPL because of multiple minor issues; which, however, were gradually ...
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The usage of server under GNU GPL

I have found an open sourced server that is licensed under GNU GPL. We would like to use that server at our client's hardware as a part of our solution for him (we provide our own software but we need ...
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Why are most GNU's software written in C [closed]

I am a Java developer, and I rarely write GUI program in C. However, I noticed that many GNU's projects, such as PSPP, R, Dia, etc., are written in C, instead of Java or C++. I personally don't mind ...
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Can I use a part of another program without having to give away my rights on my own code?

I'm currently making a game and want to use some textfiles (lists of names) that are covered under the GNU General Public License (or the Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License). Do I have to ...
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Using Ubuntu for commercial software development

I am plaining to use Ubuntu for developing Android and php application which I will sell in market. As far as I understand Ubuntu falls under GNU GPL license. In this case do I need to make my source ...
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The Lisp in Gnu

Since the GNU project is celebrating its anniversary, and the initial announcement for GNU is linked to (http://www.gnu.org/gnu/initial-announcement.en.html) all over the place, I reread it and I ...