Re: oaklisp: contains 500kB binary in source
This is a technical issue related to ease of bootstrapping on a new
architecture, and not a legal issue.
As a technical measure, the circular dependency could be broken and
the alternative prebuild-world-in-source kludge eliminated by writing
an Oaklisp interpreter in another language (say, RnRS Scheme, or
Haskell) for invocation when an already-built Oaklisp is not available
on the build platform. I'm absolutely positive the upstream
maintainer would welcome any such patch. But, this has nothing to do
with the legal status of the package.
Barak A. Pearlmutter <email@example.com>
Hamilton Institute, NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland