Re: Propriate application distribution and GTK+ dlls.

Alex Chardash wrote:

Alex, I do wish you'd fix your mail agent, it's really messing things up, I repaired your previous post before replying, however not this time.

I'm not really sure about that.

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

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

*> Most GNU software, including some libraries, is covered by the ordinary
General Public License. This license, the GNU Lesser General Public
applies to certain designated libraries, and is quite different from the
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
- Alex.

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

Alex Chardash wrote:

Well, someone I know just received some programs(windows) he bought from the US today and one of them uses the GTK libraries, so it seems it is OK.

 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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