Rebol 3 and Scintilla
[1/6] from: GedB:Rushcoding at: 25-Oct-2007 12:22
I have an idea for a project, and I'd love to do it with Rebol 3 (when it finally arrives). The big question is: will Rebol 3 allow me to use the Scintilla component with Rebol? http://www.scintilla.org/
[2/6] from: Karim::elfounas::easybraine::com at: 25-Oct-2007 13:48
Hello, I suppose that integrate this kind of library will be possible with R3BOL. There are many cool libraries that can be integrated into R3 release (FLAC audio coded, graphics,...) I just wonder about the way to integrate and distribute this. I think there are license details to know and as you I wait for clear informations from RT. Can I distribute (freely) a R3BOL distribution that includes a Scintilla widget ? Will Rebol Technologies propose R3BOL distributions with Open Source libs integrated. Can I sell a R3BOL based product that integrate a OpenSource library even if give the library source code ? What Open Source licenses are "compatible" ? Ged Byrne <GedB-Rushcoding.co.uk> a =E9crit :
> I have an idea for a project, and I'd love to do it with Rebol 3 (when > it finally arrives).
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[3/6] from: GedB:Rushcoding at: 25-Oct-2007 14:35
On 10/25/07, Karim El Founas <Karim.elfounas-easybraine.com> wrote:
> Can I distribute (freely) a R3BOL distribution that includes a > Scintilla widget ?
<<quoted lines omitted: 3>>> even if give the library source code ? > What Open Source licenses are "compatible" ?
Hopefully all will be made clear.
[4/6] 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:
[5/6] from: GedB::Rushcoding::co::uk at: 28-Oct-2007 21:47
On 10/26/07, Maxim Olivier-Adlhoch <moliad-gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
Thanks, This is very promising. The license for scintilla is very liberal, so I don't think that will be a problem. http://scintilla.sourceforge.net/License.txt Regards, Ged.
[6/6] from: moliad::gmail::com at: 28-Oct-2007 20:49
Hi, obviously, any of the completely free licenses (also free of strings attached) like bsd and mit licenses are better than LGPL IMHO. it allows people to leverage the software in any environment, not just one where philosophy is supposedly ablo to replace food and shelter which you usually need to pay, by doing business out of your trade. Hope that you'll be able to have fun with scintilla and R3 :-) -MAx On 10/28/07, Ged Byrne <GedB-rushcoding.co.uk> wrote:
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