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From: Robert Roessler <roessler@r...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] ocamlopt and *using* DLLs
Nicolas Cannasse wrote:

>>>You can have a look at the OCaml Win32 API library Makefile that have
>>>different ways of building and linking it
>>>(http://ocaml-win32.sourceforge.net/).
>>
>>This is actually funny - about a year and a half ago, when I was first
>>looking at OCaml, I corresponded with Harry Chomsky and pointed out a
>>bug in the makefile being distributed with this project - having to do
>>with [not] defining CAML_DLL! :)
>>
>>I also contributed a small amount of code to the project, but ended up
>>not being able to use the "OCaml Win32 API" because of the license. :(
> 
> 
> Since then I had talk with Harry and I convince him that using LGPL was the
> way to go. The API now is quite complete and usable.

Thanks for answering this, but I had asked him (Harry Chomsky) on
November 8, 2003 if he would consider the "OCaml special exception for
linking" so that his library's licensing terms would be more in line
with [some] other packages and OCaml itself... to date, my email has
not been answered.

And I just checked the current "OCaml Win32" download, and it is as
you say above - LGPL (with no "OCaml linking exception").

This is unfortunate, as I would like to both use *and* contribute to
this project... but, c'est la licensing disagreement. :)

Robert Roessler
roessler@rftp.com
http://www.rftp.com