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Mon May 22 21:51:10 CDT 2006
Kai Blin wrote:
> Actually going that way is not really problematic. Linking to LGPL code
> from GPL code is fine.
To expand upon that, I'd like to quote a passage from the text of the LGPL:
"3. 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
So basically, if you're trying to derive GPL software from LGPL
software, the official word appears to be 'feel free'. The only problem
is that you can't contribute *directly* back, as the conversion from GPL
back to LGPL is impossible - though you could dual-license your code,
and still comply with the existing license.
Hope that helps :P.
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