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From: Sven Luther <sven.luther@w...>
Subject: Re: OCaml's Cathedral & Bazaar (was Re: [Caml-list] Completeness of "Unix" run-time library)
On Fri, Mar 19, 2004 at 11:49:12AM +0000, Benjamin Geer wrote:
> Sven Luther wrote:
> >I am not entirely sure, but since i distribute the patched ocaml in
> >debian, and there has been no problem with that, i think there is some
> >horrible confusion going on here.
> 
> The QPL says:
> 
>     You may make modifications to the Software and
>     distribute your modifications, in a form that is
>     separate from the Software, such as patches.
> 
> This means that you cannot distribute modified compiler source code; you 
> can only distribute patches.  Someone who wants to use your modified 
> compiler is therefore forced to install the standard compiler, then 
> apply your patch.

But then, it says : 

  4. You may distribute machine-executable forms of the Software or
  machine-executable forms of modified versions of the Software,
  provided that you meet these restrictions:

  ...

So, i see no problem here. This is opposed to the old inria stuff, which
prohibited binary distribution of modified works.

Friendly,

Sven Luther


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