On Sun, 16 May 2004 17:17:41 +0100 (IST), Paul Jakma <paul at clubi.ie> wrote:
>> covered by the RFC. The primary copyright holder does not wish to
>> incorporate the changes back into the main library codebase,
>> viewing them as undesirable complications.
>> The changes having been written by someone other than the copyright
> holder of the work?
Yes. Changes written by myself. Copyright holder has indicated
that he is unlikely to incorporate into the maintained library.
>> The modified LGPL library is to be shipped as part of a product.
>>>> Under the LGPL, I take it that you are still obliged to reveal
>> these source code changes and are not allowed to "sit on them".
>> Only if you distribute the changes.
Yes, will be shipped as part of a product.
>> No obligation to keep the patches up-to-date with newer
>> revisions of the base library?
>> No, why there should be?
No reason and this is what I was hoping for as it will be less
of a maintainence burden.
>> Is this enough to comply with the LGPL requirements?
>> If the only difference between GPL and LGPL is of linking to a work
> under such licences, then yes.
At the moment, the LGPL code is only linking with GPL code. In
the future it may link with proprietary code. It would suit if
a 3(a) approach to source distribution was taken and that this
would apply to both GPL and LGPL parts of the overall product.
Thanks. You've cleared up a couple of misunderstandings on my
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