Re: Move to LGPL3

Hubert Figuiere wrote:
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

But that clause is a part of LGPL-2, it doesn't say
that it applies only to the case when you have
"LGPL-2 or later". So you can take LGPL-2 (not
"or later") code and release it under GPL-3, while
you can't do that with GPL-2-not-or-later code.
Isn't it funny?


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