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Date: 2005-01-31 (07:47)
From: Alex Baretta <alex@b...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Ocaml license - why not GPL?
Sven Luther wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 31, 2005 at 08:03:47AM +0100, Alex Baretta wrote:
>>Hmmm... This is an interesting point! The toplevel library includes the 
>>compiler code, which is licensed under the QPL, but yet somehow must be 
>>allowed to link to GPLed libraries and programs. If the toplevel library 
>> may not be linked with GPLed code, then the toplevel itself become 
>>hardly usable, and a significant portion of my code, which is GPLed and 
>>links the toplevel library, would be illegal.
> Indeed.

This bothers me quite a bit. Am I to expect a legal pursuit from INRIA 
for violating the QPL for having released mixed GPL+QPL code? Or am I to 
pursue myself because the QPL breaks my own GPLed code?

>>Might the caml breeders please comment on this issue?

I would really appreciate an official response from the INRIA people. I 
think Ocaml is a great tool for commercial free software development, 
but in order to be able to build a thriving business I must make sure 
that Xavier et al. won't meet me with a team of Dobermans to settle 
copyright issues...


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