Re: Dutch Tax software violates the LGPL (Glib/GTK+)
- From: Luis Villa <luis tieguy org>
- To: Stefan de Konink <stefan konink de>
- Cc: legal-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Dutch Tax software violates the LGPL (Glib/GTK+)
- Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2010 21:50:56 -0800
On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 6:29 PM, Stefan de Konink <stefan konink de> wrote:
>> Note that the LGPL license is designed such that modules like Glib
>> and GTK+ can be used by non-free applications. So, it is acceptable
>> to use them in non-free programs. Many third-parties (such as Adobe
>> Reader, RealPlayer, etc.) provide non-free programs which link against
>> libraries like Glib and GTK+, and there are no licensing issues with
>> doing so.
> True, but they probably like dynamically, aka to system available
> libraries. This program is a statically linked as a binary thing. I
> thought the LGPL prohibited this usage?
I'm looking into it in more detail right now, but offhand, it does
look like an LGPL violation.
Stefan, the legal team is a little short on dutch speakers so your
assistance would be helpful. Can you tell us who you have contacted
about this problem in the past, and/or who you think would be useful
to contact at this time?
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