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[Caml-list] Announcing the OMake build system version 0.9.1
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Date: 2004-09-06 (00:12)
From: james woodyatt <jhw@w...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Announcing the OMake build system version 0.9.1
On 05 Sep 2004, at 13:38, Aleksey Nogin wrote:
> On 04.09.2004 18:18, james woodyatt wrote:
>> OMake looks good, but it is GPL— which prevents me from using it 
>> until it is a widely distributed and mature product.
> 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.

> Right now omake only contains code written by 3 people (if I am not 
> mistaken), so if there is a strong argument for a different license, 
> then we might consider it.

I think LGPL might be a more appropriate license for you if you are 
interested in broadening the user base for Omake beyond the GPL 

I'm not trying to argue for you to change the license.  I am not nearly 
enough of an egomaniac to believe that my declining to use your tool 
should be considered a "strong argument" for you to adopt a different 

j h woodyatt <jhw@wetware.com>
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