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[Caml-list] Announcing the OMake build system version 0.9.1
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Date: 2004-09-05 (02:37)
From: james woodyatt <jhw@w...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Announcing the OMake build system version 0.9.1
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.

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

j h woodyatt <jhw@wetware.com>
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