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Re: [chicken-users] silex GPL-2 licensed?

From: John Cowan
Subject: Re: [chicken-users] silex GPL-2 licensed?
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 14:20:32 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Leonardo Valeri Manera scripsit:

> Ok, so /binary/ programs that use silex in some way dont need to be
> GPL'd because of that.


> I take it that this means that silex is never a runtime dependency.

I take it so too.

> Does this mean distributing the c intermediates of an app along with
> the chicken libraries (in c form) and eggs (again in c form) needed to
> run it therefore has no need for silex either and can be distributed
> under, for example, a BSD license?

That's right.  Of course, if you use a GPLed egg, you have to distribute
Scheme source for your whole app.  C source is obfuscated and doesn't
count for GPL purposes.

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