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That's a good observation. Avoiding GPL3 software, like newer versions of bash and gcc, might have the unintended consequence of putting their users at risk.



I highly highly doubt we'll see a day when there are significant exploits for Joe Soap Mac User from a bug in bash or gcc. Those are not software that Joe Soap is likely to have install (e.g. gcc), or will be hard for a website to run.


I think they install bash by default, not sure if they use gcc's libstdc++.




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