Karim.Belabas on Tue, 3 Jul 2001 23:14:40 +0200 (MET DST)

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Re: Using Pari-GP libs

On Tue, 3 Jul 2001, Mauricio Oliveira Carneiro wrote:
> Is it legal to use pari-gp libraries to manipulate big integers in another
> application ? 

As long as the resulting work is distributed under the GPL (or equivalent),
it is completely okay.

> I'm writing modules to the Lua language (http://www.tecgraf.puc-rio.br/lua)
> and it would be really interesting if I could join the power of the big
> integers manipulation of pari-gp with the extensible language Lua. Is it
> okay under  the license terms ? 

I see that Lua itself has a very liberal license, without "copyleft"
restrictions. You will have to distribute your pari module under the GPL.

Have fun,


Karim Belabas                    email: Karim.Belabas@math.u-psud.fr
Dep. de Mathematiques, Bat. 425
Universite Paris-Sud             Tel: (00 33) 1 69 15 57 48
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PARI/GP Home Page: http://www.parigp-home.de/