kdelibs and the GPL

Martin Konold konold at kde.org
Wed Jun 19 08:53:40 BST 2002


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On Wednesday 19 June 2002 08:56 am, Allan Sandfeld Jensen wrote:

Hi,

> Library GPL is the old term. Now LGPL means Lesser GPL. So please revert
> those changes.

We intentionaly chose LGPL in order to attract also developers of proprietary 
applications in order to gain applications which integrate well in KDE. IMHO 
"Lesser" is more a political statement than a technical term. 

I do agree however that there are cases where politics makes sense.

Regards,
- --martin
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Dipl.-Phys. Martin Konold
Stauffenbergstra├če 107, 72074 Tuebingen, Germany
email: konold at kde.org
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