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Date: 2008-01-30 (10:07)
From: Jon Harrop <jon@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: [OSR] OCaml Standard Recommandation Process
On Wednesday 30 January 2008 08:52:08 Sylvain Le Gall wrote:
> I am not sure that i understand you. "Community distribution" should
> just be "INRIA-Ocaml" + some others libraries.

That is the current situation.

> I am really not sure that anyone talk about anything else.

Several people (including me) have been talking about other ideas because we 
can't fix OCaml without leaving that model.

> In other word, what have been talked about is that ocaml INRIA distribution
> will stay as is, but people can take it to put it into the center of a
> larger distribution. 

That is the current situation. The problem is that INRIA's core OCaml 
distribution has many issues that we could address. To address them, we must 
create a new upstream that the community can maintain.

> If i read you well, you are thinking that we can change things inside
> ocaml INRIA distribution. That is not true.

Which is why forking is our only option.

> And anyway, if such a thing should happen, you will see a change in INRIA
> license, that will permit you to do so. For now, this is not the case.

INRIA cannot accept our contributions.

Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.