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Objective Caml license


INRIA has changed the license for O'Caml. Distribution of patched
versions of the language are possible but... It's not clear for
binary. Your opinion?


Software: Objective Caml, version 1.06 of November 1997,
hereinafter referred to as "the software".

The software has been designed and produced by Xavier Leroy, Jerome
Vouillon, and Damien Doligez, research workers for the Institut
National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA) -
Domaine de Voluceau - Rocquencourt - 78153 Le Chesnay Cedex - France.

INRIA holds all ownership rights to Objective Caml.

The software has been registered at Agence pour la Protection
des Programmes (APP).


The software is currently being developed and INRIA desires
that it be used by the scientific community so as to test, evaluate
and develop it.  To this end, INRIA has decided to have a prototype of
the software distributed on the Internet.

a- Extent of the rights granted by the INRIA to the user of the software:

INRIA freely grants the right to use, modify and integrate the
software in another software, provided that all derivative works are
distributed under the conditions described in point b- below.

b- Reproduction of the software:

INRIA grants any user of the software the right to reproduce it so as
to circulate it in accordance with the same purposes and conditions as
those defined at point a- above.  Any copy of the software and/or relevant
documentation must comprise reference to the ownership of INRIA and
the present file.

The user undertakes to distribute the software either as unmodified
source files, identical to those originally made public by INRIA, or as
executable binaries obtained by compiling the original source files.

Distribution of derivative works obtained by modifying the sofware or
integrating it in another software is allowed only if the distribution
consists of the unmodified, original source files for the software,
along with difference files (patches) to be applied by the user of the
derivative work.

As regards any other type of distribution, the user undertakes to
apply to obtain the express approval of INRIA.

c- Guarantees:

Please note that the software is a product currently being developed.
INRIA shall not be responsible in any way concerning conformity, and in
particular shall not be liable should the software not comply with the
requirements of the user, INRIA not being obliged to repair any
possible direct or indirect damage.

d- Distribution of programs compiled with Objective Caml:

INRIA freely grants the right to distribute executable files generated
by the Objective Caml compilers (ocamlc and ocamlopt). Binaries of the
Objective Caml run-time system (ocamlrun) can also be distributed
freely, with the sole condition that the distribution includes the
following statement:

    "This software includes the Objective Caml run-time system,
     which is copyright 1996, 1997 INRIA."

Executable files that include the Objective Caml interactive system
(such as those generated by the ocamlmktop command) can also be
distributed freely, with the sole condition that the distribution
includes the following statement:

    "This software includes the Objective Caml interactive system,
     which is copyright 1996, 1997 INRIA."

       Christophe Le Bars - clb@alcove.fr - clebars@debian.org 
           Utilisez Debian! - http://www.teaser.fr/~clebars
            Linux dans l'entreprise - http://www.alcove.fr

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