On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 10:35 PM, Yukihiro Matsumoto<matz / ruby-lang.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> In message "Re: [ruby-core:25461] Re: [Feature #2032] Change the license to "GPLv2+ or Ruby's original"."
>  >
> |> And as Shyouhei said, I am afraid that the following can have a license problem.
> |> $ ruby -r readline -r openssl
> |> Because ... <snip>
> |
> |I think this all makes sense.    ԯ > |goes away, so long as you keep in mind that distributors of Ruby are
> |still in effect bound by the terms of the GPL.  
> |anything there and still need to be vigilant about linking...
>
> The problem would not go away, since it's conflict between openssl and
> readline.

Got it.  While MIT license of Ruby would make it compatible with GPL2 or GPL3,
you still cannot link with both in the same project unless they use
language like GPL2+.

> And, remember the quoted statements are very old (6+ years), I am not
> particularly changing the license right now, unless there will be huge
> gain, valuable more than cumbersome works of changing license.

Yeah, understandable.  Really sounds like a readline alternative is a
good option...

-greg