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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/13] [RFC] Rust support
On 28/04/2021, Nick Desaulniers <> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 11:34 AM Mariusz Ceier <>
> wrote:
>> Maybe it would also be worthwhile to make the requirement that the
>> kernel must be buildable with free software (not just open source
>> software) explicit ?
> The kernel is already buildable by LLVM (and clang); in fact Android,
> CrOS, and Google's production servers already do so.

LLVM/clang is not free software (it's just open source), so it doesn't
matter if kernel builds or not with it. What should matter is whether
it is buildable with at least one GPL compiler like GCC.

> --
> Thanks,
> ~Nick Desaulniers

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