LGPL - A change on the way (Groklaw)
Posted Jul 14, 2006 2:03 UTC (Fri) by dlang
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I'm sure that that's exactly what RMS hopes will happen to projects.
however, glibc does not account for all libraries. there are a lot of libraries out there (most of gnome and kde are supposedly libraries remember)
now it has always been possible to take a lgpl project and add gpl code to make the result gpl-only, so this is nothing new, they are just being more explicit in pushing for it to happen.
and personally, I think this is just one more thing that will slow the adoption of the gplv3 for many significant projects (note that I don't doubt that very quickly after the release of the gplv3 numericly the majority of projects will switch, but in terms of real projects that are under development I expect it will take a bit longer)
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