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[Caml-list] Announcing the OMake build system version 0.9.1
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Date: 2004-09-06 (07:51)
From: Daniel Andor <da209@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Announcing the OMake build system version 0.9.1
On Monday 06 September 2004 1:12 am, james woodyatt wrote:
> On 05 Sep 2004, at 13:38, Aleksey Nogin wrote:
> > Could you please explain what kinds of things you might want to do and
> > what license(s) would be needed to make it possible?
> I want to be able to extend the functions so that my build system knows
> how to use more toolchains than just C and Ocaml, and I want those
> extensions to be bundled with my non-GPL code.  If I were to use Omake,
> then I expect my code would link to the functions in the Omake
> distribution, and I would then be in violation of the GPL if I didn't
> use a GPL-compatible license for my distribution.

If you are bundling, not linking, what's wrong with bundling the GPL OMake 
with your non-GPL code, and contributing your OMake improvements back to 

You are perfectly entitled to bundle incompatibly-licensed programs.

If OMake's GPL license somehow compels people to contribute back more 
`toolchain-awareness' and therefore grows the program, then the GPL seems 
like the *ideal* license.  Afterall, it is very unlikely that you will have 
anything of commercial value in the OMake extensions -- would it not be fair 
to say?


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