[llvm-dev] RFC: Improving license & patent issues in the LLVM community

Daniel Berlin via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Oct 20 09:55:50 PDT 2015

On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 9:53 AM, David Chisnall <David.Chisnall at cl.cam.ac.uk
> wrote:

> On 20 Oct 2015, at 17:46, Daniel Berlin via llvm-dev <
> llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> >
> > You could ship the non-combined program.
> > IE  You can ship an llvm jit and a gpl2 program, and jit the program
> > on the user's machine.
> NeXT believed that shipping the GPL-incompatible bit as a shared library
> that was linked on the end user’s system was enough.

This is fairly different, but it delves very far into the grey area of what
a derivative work is, and is likely not worth getting into on the mailing
What i suggested above is in fact, specifically foreseen and allowed by the
GPL, AFAIK, and requires no tricky legal thinking.
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