GPL or LGPL

Brian Gough bjg@network-theory.co.uk
Fri Feb 25 07:23:00 GMT 2000


Hi, 

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.

best regards

Brian Gough


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.
 >  Regards,
 > <ADRIAN>
 > 


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