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[REBOL] Re: Rebol 3 and Scintilla

From: moliad::gmail::com at: 25-Oct-2007 20:01

Hi guys, 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 it. -MAx On 10/25/07, Ged Byrne <GedB-rushcoding.co.uk> wrote: