Re: Licensing and copyright
- From: textshell neutronstar dyndns org
- To: foundation-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Licensing and copyright
- Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2004 12:31:30 +0100
On Sun, Feb 22, 2004 at 05:38:29AM +0000, Andrew Sobala wrote:
> On Sat, 2004-02-21 at 22:35, Rob Adams wrote:
> > OK I have prepared a preliminary draft document that I think is a good
> > starting point.
> > You can take a look at:
> > HTML: http://readams.net/copyright/gnome-copyright/
> > PDF: http://readams.net/copyright/gnome-copyright.pdf
> > XML: http://readams.net/copyright/gnome-copyright.xml
> > Please send me any comments you have, or if you prefer to directly edit
> > the XML, send me changes in unified context diff format (diff -u).
> Section 3.1: I *believe* it is allowed to put LGPL code in a GPL
I think the LGPL [http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/lesser.html] has an extra
GPL compatibility clause. So i think using LGPL parts in a GPL programm is
no problem. But usual disclaimers IANAL, etc apply.
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