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Ocaml license - why not GPL?
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Date: 2005-01-28 (19:07)
From: Jon Harrop <jon@j...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Ocaml license - why not GPL?
On Friday 28 January 2005 17:08, David Brown wrote:
> The only
> thing that would be restricted would be if your program links with or uses
> parts of the compiler itself.

A commercial product may bundle and use the ocaml compilers and run-time in 
their entirety (e.g. by executing ocamlopt) without infringing the license. 
Commercial products may not link to or lift code from the compilers though, 
of course, as this counts as redistribution of a modification to the 

I can see this descending into a discussion about the definition of linking in 
the presence of HOFs... :-)

IMHO, academics be encouraged by their funding bodies to release their code 
under an artistic/BSD license because they are funded by the tax payer. 
Naturally, this shouldn't apply to me.

Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.