On Thu, Sep 05, 2013 at 06:38:36PM +0200, Waldek Hebisch wrote:Actually download the most recent GMP version and look at the license. It
> 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?
doesn't appear to be LGPL anymore--instead it is GPL v3.
The GNU MP Library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modifyit under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published bythe Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at youroption) any later version.