In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Samuel S. Paik <email@example.com> wrote:
> The license terms don't allow us to use it. You can't use anything
> with a GPL-like license to embed with, and so many other implementations
> say things like "no commercial use allowed".
Do note that the Guile license states that "if you link the GUILE
library with other files to produce an executable, this does not by
itself cause the resulting executable to be covered by the GNU General
Public License". The FSF's intention is that you should be free
to use Guile or libguile if unmodified for commercial systems.
This is not obvious - for example the top-level COPYING file does
not mention this exception. Stallman has confirmed my understanding
that the FSF wants Guile/libguile to be usable by non-free projects,
and we have discussed ways to make the license more clear.
(I am not actively involved wih Guile at this point, but this came
up while discussing some "gnu" Java packages and their licensing.)
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