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From: Michael Welsh Duggan <md5i@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] License Conditions for OCaml
Patrick M Doane <patrick@watson.org> writes:

> OCaml doesn't provide support for shared libraries (although 3.03 does
> provide some dynamic loading capabilities for bytecode only). So we
> need to consider the portions of the license that apply for static
> linking. The LGPL provides some rather contradictory statements in section
> 6 regarding that:
>
>   1. you may also compile or link a "work that uses the Library" with the
>      Library to produce a work containing portions of the Library, and
>      distribute that work under terms of your choice, provided that the
>      terms permit modification of the work for the customer's own use and
>      reverse engineering for debugging such modifications.
>
> This clause is enough to throw out most commercial applications. It is
> standard industry practice to disallow reverse engineering. Most software
> companies are going to resist changing this - and for good reason too.

That is section 1.  Section 6 begins, "as an exception to the
Sections above"...

-- 
Michael Duggan
(md5i@cs.cmu.edu)
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