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Giggle: A Git GUI
Posted Jun 3, 2010 15:37 UTC (Thu) by wingo (guest, #26929)
Posted Jun 5, 2010 4:37 UTC (Sat) by jrn (subscriber, #64214)
The libgit2 authors provide some additional permission on top of the GPLv2:
In addition to the permissions in the GNU General Public License, the authors give you unlimited permission to link the compiled version of this file into combinations with other programs, and to distribute those combinations without any restriction coming from the use of this file. (The General Public License restrictions do apply in other respects; for example, they cover modification of the file, and distribution when not linked into a combined executable.)
This is the traditional GCC runtime exception.
In other words, it seems that the libgit2 authors, at least, would not mind seeing you use the (unmodified) library from your LGPLv3+ project.
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