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Re: NEW ocaml licence proposal by upstream, will be part of the 3.08.1 release going into sarge.

On Tue, Aug 10, 2004 at 04:21:41PM +0100, MJ Ray wrote:
> On 2004-08-10 15:44:48 +0100 Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> 
> wrote:
> >On Tue, Aug 10, 2004 at 02:48:16PM +0100, MJ Ray wrote:
> >>Please, I'd appreciate any news on ocaml moving to CECILL being 
> >>posted to 
> >>debian-legal, if you can do that. TIA.
> >Read the mailing archive, i think i posted it two times already. [...]
> Please understand that I can't do everything. Tracking -legal already 
> takes up a lot of my time and I'm not paid for this. You seemed to 
> hear about this anyway, so it looked cheapest to ask you to continue 
> telling us. That way, I hope we avoid some "why didn't you warn anyone 
> about this" and "why didn't you get involved with the discussion if 
> you care" accusations if relicensing goes badly for debian's users.

Ok, just that i don't have the link handy, and would have to search it in the
caml list mail archive (or here). You can probably do this as well as i.

> >this is too early to discuss here now, and i will sure keep 
> >debian-legal
> >informed about any such moves.
> Thanks.

No problem.

> >>>The Compiler is distributed under the terms of the Q Public License
> >>>version 1.0 (included below).
> >>I don't think this is still "the" QPL after the (permitted) edits, 
> >>but [...]
> >It is the plain QPL, the only change being the choice of law, which 
> >trolltech
> >allowed to change, and now plainly states that the choice of law is 
> >the french
> >one, and nothing more.
> Can it be described as "the Q Public License version 1.0 with a change 
> to choice of law" instead, please?

Ok, will ask, but it seems overkill to me and it is not clear what is gained.


Sven Luther

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