[cfe-dev] license question about source link to clang

Bruce Stephens bruce.r.stephens at gmail.com
Thu Jan 20 09:22:27 PST 2011

Chris Lattner <clattner-2kanFRK1NckAvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org> writes:

> On Jan 20, 2011, at 3:58 AM, asm warrior wrote:
>     If I implement a Codeblocks' plug-in which is statically link to the libclang library.see:[1]
>     As I know, the clang/llvm has a BSD like license, but as Codeblock has GPLV3 license.
>     So, my question is: If I would like to release the plug-in source in GPLV3, is this possible? or there are some conflict?
>     Sorry If I'm wrong.
>     [1] http://forums.codeblocks.org/index.php/topic,14046.0.html
> I'm not a lawyer, but it is commonly understood that the LLVM/UIUC license is compatible with the GPL.  The FSF has a web page that discusses license compatibility somewhere.

GNU's list is here: <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html>

I presume the right one is
<http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#NCSA>, which refers to
<http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#ModifiedBSD>.  (That
matches my intuition too, but I'm also NAL.)

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