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From: Brandon J. Van Every <vanevery@i...>
Subject: RE: [Caml-list] embedded OCaml
Alex Baretta wrote:
> >>We are working on a logical control framework based on
> >>Ocaml. We will
> >>release under the GPL when the API will have stabilized.
> >
> > How does a GPL license help anyone else in commercial
> > industry?  Or are
> > you going to do one of those "GPL or you can pay us" licenses?
> We currently develop the complete automation solution: PLC kernel,
> low-level hardware drivers, application logic. We are more
> than willing
> to share our technology with the Ocaml community in order to
> further the
> development of the core and enhance our ability to develop custom
> application logic at lightning speed.

Great... again, how is a GPL license workable for others with a
commercial interest in the technology?  I am saying that license is not

> The conclusion: Ocaml is a mature industrial language. It's
> definitely not plain theory.

I think I'd say "proven in this instance" rather than "mature."
Maturity has connotations of widespread usage and ready availablility of
software and programmers.  In OCaml-land, that's certainly work
remaining to be done.  I'm encouraged that I've been able to start a ML
SIG in Seattle, and one guy actually gets paid to use OCaml at his job,
but most don't.

Brandon Van Every           Seattle, WA

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