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Please claritfy license and copyright holders of ocamlbuild/manual/* #5616

vicuna opened this issue May 16, 2012 · 1 comment

Please claritfy license and copyright holders of ocamlbuild/manual/* #5616

vicuna opened this issue May 16, 2012 · 1 comment


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@vicuna vicuna commented May 16, 2012

Original bug ID: 5616
Reporter: mehdi
Status: closed (set by @xavierleroy on 2015-12-11T18:04:40Z)
Resolution: fixed
Priority: normal
Severity: minor
Fixed in version: 4.00.0+dev
Category: documentation
Monitored by: @glondu

Bug description


It seems that files shipped under "ocamlbuild/manual/" do not have a
declared copyright owner or a license. Admittedly, manual.tex's has a
list of authors but they are not the copyright holders (it is not said
explicitly). So we cannot redistribute them or do anything useful with

The LICENSE file says the following:

and "the Compiler" refers to all files marked "Copyright INRIA" in the
following directories and their sub-directories:

asmcomp, boot, build, bytecomp, debugger, driver, lex, man,
ocamlbuild, ocamldoc, parsing, testsuite, tools, toplevel, typing,
utils, yacc

but affected files are not maked "Copyright INRIA" and thus not
covered by the LICENSE file.

Can you please clarify their license and copyright holders?

Besides, it would nice to also provide the ocamlbuild's manual
(generated .pdf and .html) in$ver/ since it looks like a
canonical location for ocaml documentation.


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@vicuna vicuna commented May 24, 2012

Comment author: @xavierleroy

Starting with 4.00, ocamlbuild's manual is part of the OCaml reference manual and covered by the copyrights and licence for said manual. So, I "clarified" the status of the files you mention by just removing them from the source distribution of OCaml.

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