hypothetical(?) GPL problem

Sinisa Milicic smilicic at rebro.mef.hr
Thu Jun 21 14:26:19 UTC 2001

On Wed, Jun 20, 2001 at 02:15:35PM +0100, Marc Eberhard wrote:
> > I don't think RMS would fully agree with you.. the only reason he made
> > some libraries LGPL was because freely available versions already existed,
> > so it would be no advantage to restrict it.
> That's indeed the real question. I'm no expert in RMS's opinions, but I
> understand the freedoms for software to include this case too. But I might
> be wrong. Are you aware of any speech/document from RMS/FSF concernig the
> LGPL and its recommended usage?

How about http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/why-not-lgpl.html ?
This is, afaiu, just the thing you're looking for.

Sinisa Milicic
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