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Date: 2001-11-29 (09:29)
From: Jérôme Marant <jerome.marant@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] License Conditions for OCaml
Xavier Leroy wrote:

> Please read the licensing conditions for OCaml.  All parts that can be
> linked with user's code (runtime, libraries) are distributed under the
> LGPL, possibly with a future exception to clause 6 so that users can
> link with this code without any additional requirements on their code.

You're correct.
So, you can confirm that I can ship my ocaml under the GPL?
> The QPL covers only the OCaml compilers themselves -- and of course
> not the code they generate.

  No offence but, what was the reason that made you choose the QPL
  for compilers?

> >   I think that freedom is the right to choose the licence for the
> >   software you write.
> Precisely.  That's why, say, putting the libraries under the GPL would
> be unacceptable; and even putting them under the LGPL (without
> exceptions) isn't quite enough to achieve this goal.

  Because you would have forced people to use a GPL-compatible license.
  I can understand.

Jérôme Marant
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