Re: Using GPL for LibGTop with an exception for the GNOME Project

On Sat, Feb 20, 1999 at 07:05:43PM +0100, Martin Baulig wrote:
> This exception should make it possible to use LibGTop under the terms
> of the LGPL in the GNOME Project and for any (even commercial) GNOME
> application - but it should prevent commercial software writers from
> using LibGTop in commercial non-GNOME applications.

since libgtop is not part of the gnome-libs and is not required for them (and
those should be kept LGPL) .... it can easily be GPL ... I don't see a
problem with it ... 

I usually prefer LGPL libs since they don't force any license even on
free-but-not-gpl projects ... a GPL library is unusable in a non-GPL free
software ... could one make a new license that would be a cross between GPL
and LGPL ... it would allow only free software (according to some definition)
to be linked with it, but it itself would be covered under the same rules as
LGPL .... but it wouldn't allow proprietory software to be linked with it


George Lebl <>
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