[erlang-questions] lib/syntax_tools uses LGPL-2.0 + license

Marc Worrell <>
Fri Feb 10 09:08:02 CET 2017


Hi,

We use syntax_tools extensively in Zotonic for compiling templates and dispatch rules to Erlang modules.
This is done runtime, so we would prefer that syntax_tools stays in the Erlang distribution.

Regards,

Marc Worrell


> On 10 Feb 2017, at 09:02, Kenneth Lundin <> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> The license of Syntax tools is changed to Apache-2 and LGPL (it is the users choice) in the master branch (which is the way to
> the next major release (OTP 20) in end of June.
> 
> And yes you can leave out syntax tools for most usage. It is mostly used during development for some non mandatory tools.
> For example it is used by edoc the tool for generating documentation from the source code.
> 
> It is unlikely to be used in a deployed server.
> 
> /Kenneth, Erlang/OTP Ericsson
> 
> On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 10:25 PM, chris casilli < <mailto:>> wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I noticed that lib/syntax_tools uses LGPL-2.0+ license.
> How does this effect the overall Apache-2.0 license of OTP.
> 
> Can this component be left out. Is a different version available that uses Apache-2.0 license.
> 
> Kind Regards,
> 
> Chris Casilli
> 
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