Using patched taglib in a non open source software...

Pierre Chatelier pierre.chatelier at
Sun Apr 9 13:11:47 CEST 2006


I have released my program using TagLib : 
Thanks to your answers, I think I made it right regarding LGPL.  
However, if you still notice that I missed some points to respect the  
LGPL, do not hesitate to tell me, and I will fix it as soon as possible.


Pierre Chatelier

> De : Pierre Chatelier <pierre.chatelier at>
> Date : 5 avril 2006 20:03:51 HAEC
> À : taglib-devel at
> Objet : Using patched taglib in a non open source software...
> Hello,
> I intend to use taglib in a little freeware of my own, that is not
> open source. So, I was wondering how to legally do that.
> Reading the LGPL, I have understood that I have to quote Taglib, and
> use it non modified.
> However, there is a trick:
> 	-I do use a modified taglib : the patched version of Jochen Issing
> that can read M4A format
> 	-I have found two bugs in taglib (missing virtual destructors) that
> I have fixed
> 	-I have to modify the compile script to compile the lib as a
> universal binary under MacOSX
> What does it imply regarding LGPL ?

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