[Ecls-list] ECL and commercial apps

Juan Jose Garcia Ripoll lisp at arrakis.es
Wed Feb 9 01:44:57 UTC 2005

Hi Joel,

I think Julian's answer was rather clear: embedding ECL into an 
application is easy. The license is also clear, in that you can 
distribute closed binaries as far as you also distribute them as 
libraries that can be linked with newer versions of ECL, and you publish 
all improvements to ECL itself.

As for the production use, I know that people have considered ECL for 
commercial projects, and some of these people that contacted me have 
provided or are providing now patches for ECL, but the lack of feedback 
prevents me from making statements about the stability and ease of use 
of the project right now -- hence the below 1.0 version number, apart 
from the issue of ANSI/MOP compatibility.



joel reymont wrote:

>I'm considering ECL to build commercial poker room software. The
>software will be closed-source.
>One of the things that I'll be doing is integrating it with the Torque
>Game Engine (http://www.garagegames.com) so that Torque can be
>programmed in Lisp instead of its built-in C-like language. This will
>require embedding ECL in Torque, most likely as a shared library.
>Is ECL ready for production use and do I need to pay special attention
>to any licensing bits?
>I develop on Mac OSX and will be deploying on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.
>    Thanks, Joel

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