[m-dev.] [m-users.] Closed source Mercury projects on Windows

Julien Fischer jfischer at opturion.com
Wed Jun 6 11:19:33 AEST 2018

On Tue, 5 Jun 2018, Mark Brown wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 11:19 PM, Zoltan Somogyi
> <zoltan.somogyi at runbox.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, 5 Jun 2018 21:39:13 +1000, Mark Brown <mark at mercurylang.org> wrote:
>>> One more thing is that we currently have text at the start of each
>>> file mentioning the LGPL, which we should also update. Any objections
>>> to the following wording?
>>> % This file is distributed under the terms of the GNU Library General
>>> Public License,
>>> % with the special exception on linking described in the file COPYING.LIB.
>> Why not simply
>> % This file is distributed under the terms specified in COPYING.LIB.
> Ok, that's better. Thanks.

On a related note, a lot of the libraries in extras also point at that
file.  That shouldn't be problematic, although as the static linking
exception won't apply to them we now have situation where some of the
library bindings have a more restrictive license then the libraries
they are bindings to (e.g. the cairo binding).


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