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[Caml-list] Announcing the OMake build system version 0.9.1
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Date: 2004-09-06 (09:38)
From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Announcing the OMake build system version 0.9.1
On Mon, 2004-09-06 at 12:35, Jacques GARRIGUE wrote:

> Looks like you make the classical confusion:
> 1) You have every right to use several (even incompatible) licenses in
>    the same distribution (ocaml does it). The only restriction is that
>    all code linked inside a GPLed tool must be provided under a
>    GPL-compatible license.

> So I don't see how the fact a tool is distributed under the GPL could
> limit your ability to use it (and improve it).

> The only problem you might have is if you want to link omake itself
> with an existing library,

By resting on unsustainable technical distinctions,
any usage is likely to expose the client to legal risk.

What the heck does 'linkage' actually mean outside
of a Unix based C environment? How is it possible
that you can dlopen an GPL library without infection,
but if you statically link you're infected?

Who says running a mix of programs together
'linked' with shell script isn't linkage?

What about Ocaml code 'linked' by ocamlopt
as opposed to a bytecode version, use of DynLink,
use of top level -- GAK! Its all too confusing
to bother -- especially if you have to explain
it all to your clients as well..

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