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Re: License of Emacs modes

Jérôme Marant <jerome.marant@free.fr> wrote:

>   Since Emacsen are GPL-licensed, do Emacs modes have to be shipped
>   under a GPL-compatible license?

Pretty much.  It is possible to write stand-alone elisp code that only
uses Emacs internals.  At that point you are okay, treating Emacs has an
interpreter only (so the code it interprets doesn't have to be under a
GPL-compatible license).  But as soon as you load an Emacs lisp library
and use it, then you'll using a GPL'ed library (as opposed to an LGPL'ed
one) and your code must be GPL-compatible (if you distribute it of

>                                   I discovered one of them which
>   could be problematic.

Is it ilisp?


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