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

Marc Worrell <>
Fri Feb 10 10:12:29 CET 2017


Hi Kenneth,

Re-reading your reply I concluded already that you meant just that.
Thanks for clearing this up.

Regards,

Marc


> On 10 Feb 2017, at 10:08, Kenneth Lundin <> wrote:
> 
> In my previous answer I was not thinking about removing syntax tools from the Erlang distribution, I just explained
> that syntax_tools and other Erlang applications included in the Erlang distribution CAN BE LEFT OUT (if there are no dependencies
> to them). Syntax_tools and the Compiler for that matter are applications that typically are used during development and not in runtime.
> 
> I know there are exceptions to this where a system generate new Erlang modules in runtime.
> In that case you get a dependency to the Compiler application but not necessarily to Syntax_tools.
> 
> Note that the current Erlang/OTP distribution is a development and runtime system for Erlang and that the idea is that the user
> create his own release which contain a subset of the components (Erlang applications) included in the distribution.
> 
> /Kenneth, Erlang/OTP Ericsson
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 9:08 AM, Marc Worrell < <mailto:>> wrote:
> 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 < <mailto:>> 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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