Is the "Guile" license OSI approved?

Martin Wolters martinw at
Thu Nov 29 02:46:19 UTC 2001

To whom it may concern:

You can find a few open source projects on the web that use the so 
called "guile license" which is the GPL + the following paragraph:

>     As a special exception, if you link this library with other files
>     to produce an executable, this library does not by itself cause
>     the resulting executable to be covered by the GNU General Public
>     License. This exception does not however invalidate any other
>     reasons why the executable file might be covered by the GNU
>     General Public License. 

Example project:

I expect, that software which uses this kind of license is still OSI 
certified although the license does not appear on the list of OSI 
approved licenses. Is this a correct assumption?

-Martin W.

Martin Wolters
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