Re: XChat seems to be ignoring the LGPL

On Thu, 2004-09-09 at 14:00, Taybin Rutkin wrote:
> Just out of curiousity, are those conditions AND or OR?

AND. You can either dynamically link your application, or
ship the object files of the application. Usually, especially
for GTK+, dynamic linking is the right choice.

As always, see the text of the LGPL for full details.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Owen Taylor <otaylor redhat com>
> Sent: Sep 9, 2004 1:51 PM
> To: Matthew William Solloway Bell <m bell bvrh co uk>
> Cc: gtk-devel-list gnome org
> Subject: Re: XChat seems to be ignoring the LGPL
> On Mon, 2004-09-06 at 18:20, Matthew William Solloway Bell wrote:
> > I'm just informing you that, from what I have seen, the 'Official'  
> > build of XChat for Windows v. 2.4.0[1] seems to be ignoring the license  
> > on GTK. I'm not sure how important this is or even if I am correct.  
> > There is further information[2] on the forum[3]. Do with this  
> > information as you will :)
> Unless XChat for Windows is being shipped:
>  - Statically linked to GTK+
>  - Without the object files to relink against a modified GTK+
> Then there is no GTK+-related license issue. GTK+ is licensed under
> the LGPL, not the GPL, precisely so that it can be used in
> applications under all sorts of licensing terms.
> Any other questions are up to Peter Zelezny to sort out with xchat
> contributors.
> Regards,
> 						Owen

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