Re: licensing issue
- From: Daniel Carrera <dcarrera math umd edu>
- To: ck <tanderberg_99 yahoo com>
- Cc: gtk-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: licensing issue
- Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 15:21:05 -0400
Gtk+ is distributed under the "Lesser General Public License" (LGPL), not
the "General Public License" (GPL).
You do not have to distribute the source of your Gtk+ program. You are
free to use Gtk+ to make a propietary program and keep your source code
On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 06:27:36AM -0700, ck wrote:
> I would like to develop a computer program which will
> be supplied with our equipment to our customer. I am
> thinking about using GTK for user interface of the
> program which is proprietary. GkT licensing term is
> "GTK+ is free software and part of the GNU Project.
> However, the licensing terms for GTK+, the GNU LGPL,
> allow it to be used by all developers, including those
> developing proprietary software, without any license
> fees or royalties". But I am not sure whether or not
> I have to give the source code of the program together
> with the GKT source, which I think is the requirement
> of GNU GPL. Please clarify this before I begin to use
> GTK. Thanks
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