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From: "John E. Bossom" <>
Subject: Re: LGPL question
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2009 01:51:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

The license terms of the LGPL revert to GPL in the event that the  
library is distributed in a static form. GPL is "viral" in nature,  
compelling you to
release your own source as well.

Quoting Brian Cole <>:

> There is a debate in our office about the LGPL. We ship all our
> applications statically linked, but we are a commercial closed source
> entity. Are we allowed to use a statically linked LGPL library like
> pthreads-win32? Or are we forced to use it in a shared library
> capacity?
> Thanks,
> Brian

      reply	other threads:[~2009-09-19  1:51 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 2+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-09-18 22:58 Brian Cole
2009-09-19  1:51 ` John E. Bossom [this message]

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