Understanding LGPL

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Understanding LGPL

Post icon  Posted 13 March 2009 - 10:23 AM

I've seen some nice libraries that I want to implement in a project of mine but I'm not sure exactly what I can do and Google can't seem to help me with this. I know I can modify/redistribute it but I don't know the conditions of it and I find reading the license cryptic so can any help me by condensing it?
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Re: Understanding LGPL

Posted 13 March 2009 - 10:38 AM

Libraries licensed under the LPGL can be used in proprietary programs...is that your question?
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Posted 13 March 2009 - 10:42 AM

I just wanted to know what you could (or not) do with it instead of GPL, but thanks.
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Re: Understanding LGPL

Posted 13 March 2009 - 10:48 AM

A library released under the GPL can only be used in free software, not proprietary. I've worked pretty extensively with the licenses over the years if you have some specific questions, or are you just looking for a comparison between the two?
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Re: Understanding LGPL

Posted 13 March 2009 - 11:11 AM

View PostAmadeus, on 13 Mar, 2009 - 09:48 AM, said:

A library released under the GPL can only be used in free software, not proprietary. I've worked pretty extensively with the licenses over the years if you have some specific questions, or are you just looking for a comparison between the two?

No, that you very much :D
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Posted 13 March 2009 - 11:28 AM

I would like to know the diffrence between the 2. What are the restrictions of the two?
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Re: Understanding LGPL

Posted 14 March 2009 - 05:10 AM

Well the only big difference beetween the LGPL and GPL is that if it's under the GPL, it can't be used in proprietary (non-free) software. LGPL does not have that restriction.
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Re: Understanding LGPL

Posted 14 March 2009 - 07:42 PM

Presentation

Here is a PowerPoint presentation I did on Open Source Software, including information on GPL and LGPL
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