What are the functionality restrictions when compiling Julia with `USE_GPL_LIBS=0`?

What are the functionality restrictions when compiling Julia with USE_GPL_LIBS=0 ?

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suavesito 4 hours ago

From what I was able to read… from Julia itself you may lose SuiteSparse, but I may have read it the wrong way. You can read little more in these threads



Is JULIA suitable for the development of proprietary derived-softwares?

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Are the Julia binaries GPL-free?

It’s unclear to me if Julia [1.1] is compiled with USE_GPL_LIBS (the docs only say it’s possible to compile without): It seems SuiteSparse is the only real GPL dependency left (and even only for GPL for part of it). MbedTLS has non-GPL as an option and all other GPL dependencies have linking exceptions, it seems; so not a problem. As I don’t need SuiteSparse it would be nice to have an MIT-only (and similar plus Apache-licenced) download option without it for distribution (or at least know e…

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Heetbeet 4 hours ago

Cool, thanks

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