[Ecls-list] GMP -> MPIR

Peter Keller psilord at cs.wisc.edu
Thu Sep 5 17:23:41 UTC 2013

On Thu, Sep 05, 2013 at 06:38:36PM +0200, Waldek Hebisch wrote:
> Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll wrote:
> > 
> > Note that I do not intend to change the interface. ECL would continue
> > to build with GMP, and for platforms that make it easy to pull in
> > arbitrary software (Linux *BSD, etc) this is the recommended option.
> > However, elsewhere we need a library that can be packed together with
> > ECL and which does not have license problems -- GMP switched to a more
> > restrictive license and this means I cannot upgrade ECL to use newer
> > versions.
> Could you explain this?  Looking at GMP site I see that they
> claim licence to be LGPL v3+.  Looking at MPIR site I see
> the same.  So what is different?

Actually download the most recent GMP version and look at the license. It
doesn't appear to be LGPL anymore--instead it is GPL v3.


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