Linked by DaniŽl Mantione on Mon 16th May 2005 18:38 UTC
General Development After five years of development, Free Pascal 2.0 is ready. With the new compiler, its authors believe they are ready to become a larger open source development platform. In the MS-DOS world, Pascal was one of the major programming languages and is by means of Borland Delphi an important programming language in the Windows world. In the open source world, Free Pascal is the leading Pascal compiler and while open source is a bit biased using the C language, the Pascal language has a lot to offer to open source programmers.
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Strange License
by Anonymous on Tue 17th May 2005 18:29 UTC

The "extra exception" to the LGPL is very nice:

http://www.freepascal.org/faq.html#general-license

rephrasing:
"you may use the run-time libraries for proprietary programs (which is allowed by the LGPL anyway!) provided that you still comply to the LGPL."

Nice! You could simply use the LGPL, whoever wants to create a proprietary exe must statically link your libs!