LGPL is for libraries not GPL

Ian Miller imiller@csd.abdn.ac.uk
Wed Mar 1 10:03:00 GMT 2000


On Wed, Mar 01, 2000 at 12:25:15PM -0500, bill.chatfield@netcommunity.com screived:
> Why doesn't Cygwin use the LGPL?  cygwin.dll is a library.  LGPL is for 
> libraries.  
> GPL is for programs.  cygwin.dll is the type of thing that the LGPL was 
> created for.

http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/why-not-lgpl.html

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