LGPL - A change on the way (Groklaw)
Posted Jul 14, 2006 4:59 UTC (Fri) by drag
In reply to: LGPL - A change on the way (Groklaw)
Parent article: LGPL - A change on the way (Groklaw)
""Being able to convert LGPL to GPL sounds like a bad idea to me. It is just going to provide the potential for lots of dumb lawsuits.""
Well since that is exactly how it works right now I dont' think it's a problem. LGPL is GPL compatable. Anyone at any time can release a GPL'd version of a LGPL program, right now.
They are just making it more obvious by explicitly stating it.
(Along with a couple other points about people adding additional restrictions. (like the example "Oh this GPL'd program is for non-commercial use only", which doesn't make sense. You'd have to use a different license entirely))
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