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Date: 2008-10-14 (09:19)
From: Sylvain Le Gall <sylvain@l...>
Subject: Re: Road to native windows OCaml...
On 14-10-2008, Daniel Bünzli <> wrote:
> Le 14 oct. 08 à 09:59, David Allsopp a écrit :
>> Can I ask what the motivation is for this (out of interest, not  
>> criticism)?
> Maybe because if you want to distribute executables using cygwin you  
> have to release your code under a GPL compatible license [1].

You need cygwin to compile MSVC/mingw version of ocaml. But this is only
needed for tools like: tput, make, sed and cp. Once compiled ocaml
doesn't need cygwin runtime. In other word, there is no contamination of
the GPL license to executable compiled by OCaml MSVC with cygwin GNU

Sylvain Le Gall