January 03, 2003
OpenMCL Now LLGPLed
Gary Byers announced on openmcl-devel that OpenMCL would now be distributed under the LLGPL.
The LLGPL is a preamble to the GNU Lesser General Public License
(LGPL), which was developed by Franz Inc to clarify how the LGPL
applies to Lisp programs and to amend certain LGPL requirements.
Notably, the LLGPL waives the LGPL requirement that applications be
distributed in a form that would allow the end user to "link to" newer
interface-compatible versions of the "library"; this requirement
would seemingly force developers to distribute their applications
in some sub-optimal format (e.g., as a set of FASL files or something ...)
Posted by jjwiseman at January 03, 2003 04:01 PM