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Date: 2001-06-21 (07:01)
From: Jacques Garrigue <garrigue@k...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Caml toplevel and readline
> So, why not use a *compatible* license then...?

Because the GPL is only compatible with weaker licenses: LGPL, BSD,
and apparently the Python license now. (They list more, but most of
them are just variants of BSD or LGPL). This leaves you very little

There are lots of licenses, including the QPL used for ocaml's
compiler, which are recognized as free software by the FSF itself, but
are not compatible with the GPL.
See for a list.
I really wish the GPL would include a special clause allowing linking
to any free software. That would simplify a lot of things.
Currently putting a library under the GPL not only means that you
cannot use it inside a closed source project, but you cannot even use
it in free software if it is not GPL'd.

Jacques Garrigue
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