[m-rev.] Feedback about new website

Julien Fischer jfischer at opturion.com
Wed Apr 17 14:14:06 AEST 2013

On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 2:11 PM, Paul Bone <paul at bone.id.au> wrote:
> I'm asked in IRC for any feedback on the new website.  One person had a
> misunderstanding about Mercury's use of the GPL license.  This shows that
> the website over-simplifies the licencing of Mercury.  It says we use a GPL
> licence without saying that the libraries and runtime are LGPL
> (non-copyleft) which, under other circumstances, would have made him avoid
> using Mercury.
> I suggest that we check the website for all cases of this oversimplification
> and correct it.
> Also note that Boehm GC is distributed under yet another license (it looks
> BSD-ish to me).

The latter is not really relevant, the GC license is far more
permissive than the
LGPL in any case.   (And depending on which backend you are compiling to,
the Boehm GC may not even be present.)


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