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From: Guillaume Yziquel <guillaume.yziquel@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] GPL with linking exception?
Dario Teixeira a écrit :
> Hi,
> 
>> My question about GPL is mostly the following: Can you
>> distribute GPL bytecode files? Do you have any issues when
>> 'linking' the runtime with the GPL bytecode?
>>
>> Or are there other issues preventing from releasing GPL OCaml code?
> 
> If you want a waterproof lawyerly response you should consider contacting
> an organisation like the Software Freedom Law Center [1].  Nevertheless,
> IMHO I see no obstacle in using the GPL with Ocaml code, and there are
> in fact plenty of Ocaml projects using this license.  Could you elaborate
> on why you feel that the GPL could in theory prevent the release of Ocaml
> code?

Well, you create a bytecode executable under GPL. You therefore include 
the OCaml bytecode runtime. You'd be distributing part of the bytecode 
runtime under the GPL, and I somehow feel there's a fish in doing so.

This is just a question I'm asking myself. I do not have a hard opinion 
on that. Im just asking to collect advice from people on this list who 
might have wondered the same kind of things. That's all.

All the best,

-- 
      Guillaume Yziquel
http://yziquel.homelinux.org/