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Date: 2008-01-29 (18:40)
From: David Teller <David.Teller@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] [OSR] Suggested Topic - License
Do you wish to create a page on the OSR wiki on this subject ?


On Tue, 2008-01-29 at 10:17 -0800, Grundy, Jim D wrote:
> One issue to be considered in a an external library standardization
> process is the license under which libraries accepted to the standard
> are made available.
> The obvious choice here is the same license as the OCaml standard
> libraries themselves (LGPL V2 + linking exception).  Except that this
> isn't quite the same as the libraries distributed by INRIA.  For those
> libraries companies have the option of joining the Caml Consortium, in
> which case they may license the standard libraries under a more liberal
> (for my intended meaning of the word) 4-clause BSD-like license, which
> is probably more appealing to many corporations.  For example, you may
> wish to consider if you would like ported versions of the libraries
> released with F# and how the choice of license might make that possible
> or not.  It may be worth investigating simply adopting a more liberal
> (again, for my intended meaning of the word) BSD-like (3 clause version
> perhaps) to  spur wider corporate adoption of the proposed standard.
> Just something to think about.
> Jim
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