GPL or LGPL
Fri Feb 25 07:23:00 GMT 2000
Just to confirm, the choice of GPL, rather than LGPL, has been made
for reasons similar to those in the article at the GNU website.
Adrian Feiguin writes:
> 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.
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