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[Axiom-developer] [Gcl-devel] Re: GCL used commercially?

From: Thomas F. Burdick
Subject: [Axiom-developer] [Gcl-devel] Re: GCL used commercially?
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 20:08:27 -0700

Richard Stallman writes:
 >     I think that the Macsyma company used Austin-Kyoto-Common-Lisp
 >     (which I believe is related to GCL) for its unix-sun/hp/.... version.
 > GCL is the same program as was formerly called AKCL.  The developers
 > agreed to make it a GNU package.
 > I believe Macsyma is released under the GPL now, so there would
 > be no difficulty running it on GCL even if GCL were GPL'd.

I believe that "Maxima" is the free software program, and "Macsyma" is
commercial/proprietary.  They share some heritage, but Macsyma has had
a *lot* of work done on its code base as a proprietary software.

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