Licensing Issues

Mark Evenson evenson at
Tue Jun 30 11:36:40 UTC 2015

> On Jun 30, 2015, at 12:20, Hamda Binte Ajmal <hamda.binte.ajmal at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am using ABCL to run lisp files in my Java code.
> ABCL is covered by the GNU General Public License with Classpath 
> exception, meaning that you can use ABCL in your application without the 
> requirement to open the sources to your application. So, I conclude the 
> GNU GPL is not going to effect the license of my Java Code,
> BUT, what about the lisp code I load using ABCL? Would it have to be 
> released under GNU GPL ?

No, Lisp code running on ABCL does not need to be released under the GPL.  The
licensing for ABCL applies to derivative works, i.e. modifying ABCL itself, not
Common Lisp code executing on ABCL.

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