[ros-dev] RE: Collection of wine tools on windows

Steven Edwards steven_ed4153 at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 21 16:42:41 CST 2005

--- Casper Hornstrup <ch at csh-consult.dk> wrote:
> Yes, but then you need to publish the sources for the non-free application
> under the LGPL. When using headers to build your application, you create a
> derived work of those headers.
> http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/lgpl.html

The headers are a public interface and as such only the phsical copy of the header falls under
that sort of restriction. Go check out the GTK/GLIB headers. Both of which were developed for
GNOME under the eye of the free software foundation. 1000s of closed source applications are
developed using GTK/GLIB and there is no question that YES you can use them in a closed source
application provided you make a offer for your changes to GTK/GLIB. The Wine people consulted the
FSF and other projects before moving to the LGPL and having the headers under the LGPL is not a


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