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Date: 2004-06-09 (23:50)
From: Brandon J. Van Every <vanevery@i...>
Subject: RE: [Caml-list] MLGame library
Sylvain LE GALL
> Brandon J. Van Every wrote:
> >
> > This looks interesting.  I am disappointed, however, that you are
> > releasing it under the GPL.  This makes it unacceptable for
> > commercial
> > use.  Have you considered the LGPL, or do you strongly
> > object to that?
> GPL/LGPL is the same problem, if you don't include in LGPL an ocaml
> exception ( see the LGPL licence of ocaml itself ).

I don't understand what you're saying, so maybe you can clarify.

Here is my understanding of the LGPL.  Since ancient times, one has been
perfectly free to do whatever one likes *on top of* a LGPL library, i.e.
linking to it.  There is no 'exception' required, that's why it's the
LGPL not the GPL.  The only stipulation is you must redistribute the
source code *of the LGPL library* along with your proprietary stuff on
top of it.  Your proprietary stuff can be completely and utterly closed.

Now, how does OCaml create any complication with a LGPL licensed
library?  Surely OCamlSDL doesn't patch OCaml itself?  Nor MLGame?  And,
I would note that SDL and OCamlSDL are LGPL licensed.  So where is a
'licensing issue' coming from, except by choice of MLGame's authors?

Cheers,                         www.indiegamedesign.com
Brandon Van Every               Seattle, WA

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