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From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: Re: OT: licences (was Re: [Caml-list] Dynamically evaluating OCaml code)
On Fri, 2004-04-09 at 18:35, Benjamin Geer wrote:
> skaller wrote:
> > Ocaml itself isn't a problem: the intent is clear,
> > the distro is to be trusted (I won't modify it even
> > if I do find a bug), and there is always an option
> > of a commercial licence.
> 
> There's no harm in asking third-party library authors if they'll sell 
> you a commercial licence, too.  

.. and no point. I don't have any money to buy one.

Worse, the product may itself need other 3PL.
For example: PCRE depends on pcre. Markkus might
sell a licence for PCRE but its useless without
pcre, and he can't sell me a licence for that.

The problem is scale. I have no problem with Ocaml
because a really large client who wanted my system
could indeed negotiate with INRIA if needed.

But I can't expect them to trade with Markkus,
its bad enough that they're dealing with me :)

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