Julia, a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for numerical computing that has some dependencies. One of them is GMP, an external library that has a GPL2+ license. In that case, can I make proprietary software with Julia?

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    Can you tell us what JULIA is and how it is used in making the proprietary software? Dec 21, 2017 at 16:22
  • Julia is a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for numerical computing. julialang.org
    – KC_
    Dec 21, 2017 at 17:15
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    Actually this is solved on Julia web page as you advised before. Here is the link: discourse.julialang.org/t/… We can delete the post here if it is not appropriate to repeat.
    – KC_
    Dec 21, 2017 at 18:48
  • Is your software going to be a derivative work of Julia, or an independent work? If you make your own .jl files, that is most likely an independent work. If you combine Julia into your own product and sell that, that may be a derivative work and you'll need to adhere to Julia's and third party libs' licenses.
    – Brandin
    Dec 21, 2017 at 18:51
  • It will be a derivative work. But JULIA uses dynamic linking.
    – KC_
    Dec 21, 2017 at 18:53

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It is possile if you add "USE_GPL_LIBS = 0" to the make.user file. By this way it will not include GPL dependent libraries during compilation. For more detailed discussion refer to the link.

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