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[Caml-list] Announcing the OMake build system version 0.9.1
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Date: 2004-09-05 (06:24)
From: Nathaniel Gray <n8gray@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Announcing the OMake build system version 0.9.1
On Sat, 4 Sep 2004 19:37:22 -0700, james woodyatt <jhw@wetware.com> wrote:
> On 04 Sep 2004, at 19:03, David Brown wrote:
> > On Sat, Sep 04, 2004 at 06:18:58PM -0700, 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.
> >
> > There isn't any particular reason you couldn't distribute a GPL program
> > along with a program of another license.  They aren't linked together,
> > and
> > therefore the licenses don't affect one another.  Your program could
> > even
> > be a closed-source binary-only program that is distributed along with
> > omake
> > (but there is less of a need to do so).
> No.  If I turn to a construction tool that comprises the functions I
> want in addition to what is available in the POSIX make(1) tool, then I
> will want to construct my project in such a way that establishes a
> linkage between my source code and the construction tool under the
> terms of the GPL.

Can you be more specific?  What are the functions you want?  Why would
they require you to link OMake into your final project and distribute
it to your end users?  Assuming your project is not a build tool
itself, why would you want to make it a derived work of a build tool?

> The GPL prevents me from using OMake for anything other than what I
> already use Make.  That's no good for me.

What use do you have in mind?


>>>-- Nathaniel Gray -- Caltech Computer Science ------>
>>>-- Mojave Project -- http://mojave.cs.caltech.edu -->

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