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From: james woodyatt <jhw@w...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Announcing the OMake build system version 0.9.1
On 05 Sep 2004, at 13:38, Aleksey Nogin wrote:
> On 04.09.2004 18:18, james woodyatt wrote:
>>
>> OMake looks good, but it is GPL— which prevents me from using it 
>> until it is a widely distributed and mature product.
>
> Could you please explain what kinds of things you might want to do and 
> what license(s) would be needed to make it possible?

I want to be able to extend the functions so that my build system knows 
how to use more toolchains than just C and Ocaml, and I want those 
extensions to be bundled with my non-GPL code.  If I were to use Omake, 
then I expect my code would link to the functions in the Omake 
distribution, and I would then be in violation of the GPL if I didn't 
use a GPL-compatible license for my distribution.

> Right now omake only contains code written by 3 people (if I am not 
> mistaken), so if there is a strong argument for a different license, 
> then we might consider it.

I think LGPL might be a more appropriate license for you if you are 
interested in broadening the user base for Omake beyond the GPL 
cybersphere.

I'm not trying to argue for you to change the license.  I am not nearly 
enough of an egomaniac to believe that my declining to use your tool 
should be considered a "strong argument" for you to adopt a different 
license.


-- 
j h woodyatt <jhw@wetware.com>
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