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

Jonas Maebe via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu Oct 29 05:54:57 PDT 2015

Alex Bradbury wrote on Thu, 29 Oct 2015:

> However for safety many might prefer not to look at the source so that
> any incidental similarities can't be accused of being due to copying
> code directly. If you're worried about this, asking a community member
> to use the Clang source to write a short document on the details you
> require might be a way forward.

Definitely, but so would LLVM retaining a GPLv2-compatible license :)  
And it definitely would be much easier than finding a Free Pascal  
community member with spare time that knows enough about both C++ and  
compiler development to be able to carry out that task (our compiler  
is self-hosted/written in Object Pascal).

Maybe just dual licensing everything under both the Apache 2 license  
and a GPLv2-compatible one (maybe even the GPLv2 itself) would be a  
solution? I don't remember whether this was already  
considered/discussed in this thread.


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