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Date: 2004-10-25 (03:06)
From: David Brown <caml-list@d...>
Subject: Re: Re: [Caml-list] Announce: Schoca-0.2.3 released
On Sun, Oct 24, 2004 at 11:30:43PM +0200, wrote:
> > Hmm. So if I link it against the Ocaml standard libraries,
> > they have to be GPL'd too. But they're not ..
> from ocaml/LICENSE:
> [...]
> The Library is distributed under the terms of the GNU Library General
> Public License version 2 (included below).
> [...] (LGPL)
> 3. You may opt to apply the terms of the ordinary GNU General Public
> License instead of this License to a given copy of the Library. 
> Sorry, I don't understand the problem.

And, you don't even have to make this exception to use a LGPL library with
a GPL program.  You can also include libraries using many other licenses as
well.  The FSF has a fairly exhaustive list of licenses that are both
compatible and incompatible with the GPL.  Their site seems to be down
right now, so I can't grab a URL, but it isn't that difficult to find from

Usually the reason another license is incompatible with the GPL is because
it contains something more restrictive than the GPL.


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