Too bad that unlike the rest of the scalac forks, this one seems to be intentionally license incompatible.
How is the new license incompatible with the previous?
Paul P’s changes are distributed under the Apache 2.0 license which is compatible with 3-clause BSD license that AFAICT scalac uses.
@soc, can you please clarify what you mean here?
While the Apache License 2.0 is technically compatible, mainline Scala accepts only code with a CLA (and licenses it under BSD afterwards).
The big question is a) whether PaulP’s CLA is still active and b) – if the CLA was still active – whether code made available online counts as a contribution (I’d say no).
Regarding the CLA, http://typesafe.com/contribute/cla/scala/check/paulp says yes, and considering chapter 8 of the CLA, EPFL needs to be made aware of any changes regarding the CLA’s status.
Let’s wait and see if there is any movement.
I think the intent is for Paul to share his work with TypeLevel:
publishing now and giving [Typelevel] an opportunity to exploit my work seems the lesser evil.