bindist for Intel MacOS X 10.4 (Tiger) with static libs
naur at post11.tele.dk
Thu Jan 17 15:05:15 EST 2008
On Thursday 17 January 2008 05:24, Manuel M T Chakravarty wrote:
> Thorkil Naur:
> > Hello,
> > On Tuesday 08 January 2008 15:07, Christian Maeder wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> I've succeeded in building a binary distribution that uses static
> >> libraries for gmp and readline. libreadline.a, libncurses.a and
> >> libgmp.a
> >> with corresponding header files are included. (For license issues ask
> >> someone else.)
> > On http://gmplib.org/ we find:
> > "GMP is distributed under the GNU LGPL. This license makes the
> > library free to
> > use, share, and improve, and allows you to pass on the result. The
> > license
> > gives freedoms, but also sets firm restrictions on the use with non-
> > free
> > programs."
> > I have not attempted to check whether your distribution fulfills the
> > requirements of the LGPL.
> It does fullfil them. The source code of all components of the system
> is available enabling users to build the same software with a
> different version of GMP. That's all that the LGPL requires of
> software linked against a LGPL library.
> > Further, on http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/php/chet/readline/rltop.html:
> > "Readline is free software, distributed under the terms of the GNU
> > General
> > Public License, version 2. This means that if you want to use
> > Readline in a
> > program that you release or distribute to anyone, the program must
> > be free
> > software and have a GPL-compatible license."
> > For your distribution to adhere to this, it appears to require GHC
> > to have a
> > GPL-compatible license.
Sorry, my use of the term "GPL-compatible" here is wrong. What I should have
written was that "it appears to require GHC to be distributed under the GPL".
> > I don't believe it does.
> It does. GHC's codebase is a mix of BSD3, LGLP, and GPL. They are
> perfectly compatible. See <http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/index_html
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