[Openmcl-devel] swank/ccl license

Bill St. Clair wws at clozure.com
Tue Jan 30 04:58:25 PST 2018

On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 6:43 AM, Tim Bradshaw <tfb at tfeb.org> wrote:

> I thought the whole point of (L)LGPL was that is intentionally safe for
> components which are combined with non-GPL components by being used as
> libraries.  So ccl.lisp should not infect CCL merely by being used as a
> library.
> If that's not the case then I don't see what the purpose of the (L)LGPL is
> at all.

Me, too. Some people’s legal departments are more paranoid than others.
Don’t know why they think the “GPL” in (L)LGPL” would make viral a license
that explicitly says it’s NOT viral, except for changes to the licensed
source code itself, but apparently they do.
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