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Free Software Magazine: The GNU "Lesser" General Public License Gets Some Love

Jul 20, 2006, 03:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Sugar)

"With the introduction of the GNU GPLv3, the GNU Lesser General Public License (L-GPL) has seen much less attention. This has changed with the recent GPLv3 conference in Barcelona, and I think it has changed for the better.

"Historically, the GNU L-GPL has been drawn from language similar to, but not identical with, the GNU GPL. It is a license that can be reverted to the GNU GPL, and given the subtle differences, it may be best thought of as a disjunctive license. Often it has been used for C coded libraries, and so has often been mistakenly called the 'Library' GPL. This is an error and confuses the original purpose of the GNU Lesser GPL..."

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