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Re: Eiffel.

This is pretty exciting, especially for people like me who loved Eiffel
when we were young idealistic students but wandered away due to the
fragmented community and the pain of having to write a wrapper every
time you want to use a library.  Will ISE release the Gtk wrappers they
obviously have and the OpenGL wrappers they presumably do?

If people make a fork to add ++, break, and continue, and everyone uses
them, will B. Meyer finally become slightly less uptight and embrace
as well? :)


On Wed, 12 Apr 2006 07:48:22 +0200, "Daniel Baumann"
<daniel.baumann@panthera-systems.net> said:
> Kari Pahula wrote:
> > I can assume that Eiffel Software is arguing that anything compiled
> > with Eiffel Studio is a derived product and needs to be under GPL too.
> > Not that I've investigated this myself at all.
> It is correct, parts of the runtime are in every binary, so every binary
> is a derivated GPL work of that and must be distributed unter the GPL
> too.
> Nevertheless, as GPL doesn't exclude and ISE (the firm behind
> eiffel.com) did not clearly say, you can distribute commercial
> applications.
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