[REBOL] Re: Rebol 3 and Scintilla
From: moliad::gmail::com at: 25-Oct-2007 20:01
some parts of this are not related to REBOL explicitely ... you cannot link
(statically for sure) a GPL licensed product with any non open-source
software. By all accounts, the core of the language will be closed source,
since RT wants to keep control of the core language and syntax (this being a
brain child of someone, I can understand, for my part). Actually, its been
said that REBOL itself, will in fact be a library which you link into your
own executable, so that opens up pretty much every possibility code-wise.
many parts of the current distros, like view, ports, etc, will not be in the
REBOL lib, so you should be able to play around with this (again, IIRC its
been said that all the rest should be open for editing).
even if REBOL eventually allows it, your libs have licenses of their own.
The best is to find libs which are LGPL, since they allow to be linked to
with no limits, as long as you don't edit the libs themselves.
IIRC, dynamic linking is covered in the GPL, but I don't remember if its
allowed or not... I'd assume not, cause the purpose of GPL is to promote
GPL. you'd have to look into it before even wondering about REBOL allowing
On 10/25/07, Ged Byrne <GedB-rushcoding.co.uk> wrote: