[jdom-interest] Imcompatibility with GPL

Elliotte Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Sun Oct 1 16:19:57 PDT 2006

Tatu Saloranta wrote:

> As I recall, FSF was concerned about possible
> "loophole", of offering services that were based on
> GPL licensed code, to work around restrictions GPL
> imposes on source code. I take that to imply that they
> too consider it would be a stretch to consider such
> access linking. I can see that being a concern, given
> GNU goals.

That may be true but the GPL and the LGPL are very different in this 
respect. The LGPL is designed for the specific purpose of allowing 
non-viral linking to non-free code.

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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