Re: Move to LGPL3

On Tue, 2008-03-18 at 16:03 -0700, Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> "You may opt to apply the terms of the ordinary GNU General Public 
> License instead of this License to a given copy of the Library. [...] 
> (If a newer version than version 2 of the ordinary GNU General Public 
> License has appeared, then you can specify that version instead if
> you 
> wish.)"
> Personally I think this clause is kinda ridiculous, but it's there, 
> nonetheless. 

It is there because implicitely LGPL code linked with GPL code becomes
GPL as a whole[1], just because LGPL allow setting restriction that the
GPL does not allow (hence the "Lesser-" part in the name).

Similarly how the v2+ is compatible with v3+ via the upgrade part of the


[1] Where are talking about a whole software as it is being

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