"Tom \"spot\" Callaway" <tcallawa(a)redhat.com> wrote:
On 11/17/2009 12:37 AM, Orcan Ogetbil wrote:
> Yes but you are missing one thing. The library is LGPLv2. It is not LGPLv2+.
> Doesn't it make the resultant binary GPLv2, without the + ?
Well, the text of the LGPL says:
"You may opt to apply the terms of the ordinary GNU General Public
License instead of this License to a given copy of the Library. To do
this, you must alter all the notices that refer to this License, so that
they refer to the ordinary GNU General Public License, version 2,
instead of to this License. (If a newer version than version 2 of the
ordinary GNU General Public License has appeared, then you can specify
that version instead if you wish.) Do not make any other change in these
Shortening the text does not help to understand the legal problem. The
important next sentence is:
Once this change is made in a given copy, it is irreversible for
that copy, so the ordinary GNU General Public License applies to all
subsequent copies and derivative works made from that copy.
For this reason, the license change typically is no option for an OS
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