Re: Licence for binaries
On Mon, Jun 06, 2005 at 02:46:01AM +1000, John Skaller wrote:
> What licence should I use for a Debian Binary package,
> given the sources are BSD? Static executables can be
> linked against the LGPLX licenced Ocaml libraries,
> but do I have to include that licence?
the ocaml runtime explicitly include an exception for those cases :
As a special exception to the GNU Library General Public License, you
may link, statically or dynamically, a "work that uses the Library"
with a publicly distributed version of the Library to produce an
executable file containing portions of the Library, and distribute
that executable file under terms of your choice, without any of the
additional requirements listed in clause 6 of the GNU Library General
Public License. By "a publicly distributed version of the Library",
we mean either the unmodified Library as distributed by INRIA, or a
modified version of the Library that is distributed under the
conditions defined in clause 3 of the GNU Library General Public
License. This exception does not however invalidate any other reasons
why the executable file might be covered by the GNU Library General
This text was suggested by RMS himself, so they should be ok.
So, you can "distribute that executable file under terms of your choice"
which i supposes replies to your auestion.
> I am hoping not, since the binaries would end up
> with both BSD and LGPLX licences .. ;(
> Please CC to me as I don't normally read this list.
> Thanks, and sorry for having to raise a licence issue .. ;(
No problem, but we thought of that a couple of years ago.