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From: Daniel_Bünzli <daniel.buenzli@e...>
Subject: camlpdf's license (was Re: [Caml-list] [ANN] Proview PDF Editor for Mac OS X - written (mostly) in OCaml)
John,

I once glanced over your interesting literate program and would
certainly consider using camlpdf if I needed to peform advanced pdf
processing.

However one thing that bugs me is that your licensing terms
explicitely discriminates against use by a number of companies. The
problem is what tells me that my name won't appear on that list on the
next release ?

Of course any piece of free software can add a new license clause on
the next release to discriminate against someone. So in some sense
using camlpdf is not less safe to use than any other piece of free
software.

But still, I'd be nervous to use it knowing that you seem to be in
this mindset. Do you have maybe something to say about this ? or
better do you maybe plan to remove that clause in the next release ?

Best & thanks for the source,

Daniel