Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#1363 closed enhancement (fixed)

The license should be more visible

Reported by: tfb Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: Documentation Version: trunk
Keywords: Cc:


When looking at the CCL documentation and other information online it is not easy (well: it was not easy for me) to know what the license is. Checking out one of the platform-dependent versions from SVN also doesn't yield an obvious license in the root directory of the checkout.

This is clearly not a vast problem -- I could always ask -- but it would be good if it was easy to find (I've never worried before but I'm thinking of developing an application with CCL which will get shipped to people who will care).

It may be that I'm just being stupid and there is an obvious pointer to the license: in which case close this and laugh at me.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by rme

Starting with version 1.11, Clozure CL is distributed under the terms of the Apache License, version 2.0.

I just updated to state this explicitly. (linked to from the very first paragraph of also has stated this for some time.

I should probably put a LICENSE or COPYING file at the root of the source directory, but because of the way we use svn externals to provide a one-command svn checkout of ccl, such a file would not show up in the platform-dependent checkouts (e.g., by doing

$ svn co

The source files (should) all contain a header that says that the code is Apache 2 licensed.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by tfb

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Sorry: I shoild have looked at the trac more carefully. In any case this clearly solves my problem!

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by rme

No worries. While the link on the trac isn't hidden in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying "beware of the leopard", it's not exactly conspicuous either.

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