Re: License information for Glib2
- Date: Mon, 8 May 2017 16:18:39 +0100
- From: Emmanuele Bassi <ebassi@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: License information for Glib2
On 8 May 2017 at 16:00, ANDY KENNEDY <ANDY.KENNEDY@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> The Library GPL is the old name for the Lesser GPL.
>> (Obligatory IANAL, Use your own judgment, etc.)
> I would say that the Library was a predecessor, however, not really
> the "old name" for the LGPL. I believe these two were completely
> different (from reading the history). Though, we haven't consulted
> our "L" yet.
The Lesser GPL version 2.1 is essentially the Library GPL version 2.0,
with the change from Library to Lesser and the addition of point 6.b,
which clarifies the combined work exception when it comes to dynamic
linking with a shared library:
+ b) Use a suitable shared library mechanism for linking with the
+ Library. A suitable mechanism is one that (1) uses at run time a
+ copy of the library already present on the user's computer system,
+ rather than copying library functions into the executable, and (2)
+ will operate properly with a modified version of the library, if
+ the user installs one, as long as the modified version is
+ interface-compatible with the version that the work was made with.
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