Re: LGPL code using GPL code
- From: Pavel Machek <pavel ucw cz>
- To: "Andrew V. Samoilov" <andrew email zp ua>
- Cc: mc-devel gnome org, Leonard den Ottolander <leonard den ottolander nl>
- Subject: Re: LGPL code using GPL code
- Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 10:49:36 +0100
> > Although we haven't had an answer on Andrew Samoilov's request to
> > Jindrich Novy from Red Hat for legal advise on whether LGPL code can use
> > GPL functions legally I think Roland is correct in assuming this is not
> > the case. Compare
> > http://www.fsf.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#IfLibraryIsGPL .
> > We might want to decide to change all the relevant code in vfs to GPL.
> > Probably a good idea to release a tarball before the change, so people
> > can easily find the last LGPL version if they want to work from that.
> > This is mainly a formality.
> > Any thoughts on when such a transition should take place?
> License may change back to GPL if all the VFS authors agree ;-(
> I think it will take a long time.
Idea of LGPL inside gnomevfs was that you want to use it in other
projects... I'm not sure any other project actually uses it, but it
would be nice to keep that possibility.
People were complaining that M$ turns users into beta-testers...
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