glib is LGPL, you can freely modify it and produce another library which can
be LGPL or GPL. GPL is even stronger and would force you to license
everything under GPL so assume you LGPL as the license. You now have a tiny
LGPL library and because it's LGPL you can freely link that to proprietary
sorce code without changing the license on your source code. You would
however have to make the source code for the tiny library available to
anyone who receives this executable.
In the LGPL preamble they say that purpose of the LGPL is different to the
GPL and one good reason to use it is to try and establish defacto standards
which can be used in both free and non-free software,
On Thu, May 03, 2001 at 12:57:08PM +0100, Martin Donlon wrote:
> "Unless"? Don't you mean "Even if" ?
>> On Thu, May 03, 2001 at 12:46:02PM +0100, Fergal Daly wrote:
> > Unless you're extracting the bits of glib that you like, compiling them up
> > as a new library and linking against that then the rest of your program must
> > be licensed under the LGPL (or GPL, your choice)...
> Bother, said Pooh as he donned his ninja uniform and went to kill Owl.
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