Re: Propriate application distribution and GTK+ dlls.


I'm not really sure about that.

In other sections of LGPL, act of sharing sources is always reffered explicitly.

Considering the LGPL preamble, these terms seems to be talking about the case
of switching dll's.

> Most GNU software, including some libraries, is covered by the ordinary GNU
> General Public License. This license, the GNU Lesser General Public License,
> applies to certain designated libraries, and is quite different from the ordinary
> General Public License. We use this license for certain libraries in order to permit
> linking those libraries into non-free programs.

> When a program is linked with a library, whether statically or using a shared library,
> the combination of the two is legally speaking a combined work, a derivative of the
> original library. The ordinary General Public License therefore permits such linking
> only if the entire combination fits its criteria of freedom. The Lesser General Public
> License permits more lax criteria for linking other code with the library.

> We call this license the "Lesser" General Public License because it does Less to
> protect the user's freedom than the ordinary General Public License. [...]

> Although the Lesser General Public License is Less protective of the users' freedom,
> it does ensure that the user of a program that is linked with the Library has the freedom
> and the wherewithal to run that program using a modified version of the Library.

- Alex.

On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 6:04 PM, Robert Moonen <rmoonen bigpond net au> wrote:
Alex Chardash wrote: 

As an exception to the Sections above, you may also combine or link a
"work that uses the Library" with the Library to produce a work containing portions of the Library, and distribute that work under terms of your choice, provided that the terms permit modification of the work for the customer's own use and reverse engineering for debugging such modifications.

This excerpt of the license condition, suggests that the source code must be provided to the customer in this situation.



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