GPL or LGPL

Adrian Feiguin feiguin@magnet.fsu.edu
Thu Feb 24 08:05:00 GMT 2000


Hi. The GSL called my attention and I must say that it's an outstanding
library. I've been looking for something like this to link to my
application: a Microcal Origin clone, a program for scientific graphics.
However, I'm not sure yet if my program will be released under GPL,
although it will be open source. In that case I wouldn't be able to link
to gsl. 
 IMHO, I personally believe that libraries must be released under a less
restrictive license, like LGPL, that allows to link dynamically to them,
without forcing to use the GPL/LGPL for your code. I released libraries
myself under LGPL and I think that that's the right choice (even though my
libraries are being used for commercial applications -Applixware)
 I apologize if this is not the right place to post this, or if this issue
was discussed before.
 Regards,
<ADRIAN>



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