- From: Ryan Lortie <desrt desrt ca>
- To: Ted Gould <ted gould cx>
- Cc: Vincent Untz <vuntz gnome org>, William Jon McCann <william jon mccann gmail com>, desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: (L)GPLv3
- Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2010 13:17:32 -0400
On Tue, 2010-07-06 at 12:12 -0500, Ted Gould wrote:
> IANAL but I'm
> curious if a "standard exception" couldn't be drafted for LGPLv3 to
> allow linking with GPLv2 programs. Perhaps with work, that could be
> GNOME policy going forward? I like v3, but I think we need to be able
> to link to v2 programs.
As I mentioned it my earlier emails, it's not a term in the LGPLv3 that
prevents you from linking GPLv2 programs to it. It's the GPLv2 in the
program code that states "you can't link this against anything other
than GPLv2 code".
Nothing we could add to the library licence (other than dual-licensing
under GPLv2) could fix this.
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