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Re: [address@hidden: GPL version 4]

From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: [address@hidden: GPL version 4]
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 22:03:14 -0400
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In article <>,
 Ciaran O'Riordan <> wrote:

> The linking restrictions in the GPL are there to prevent people from using
> GPL'd software as the basis for a larger, non-free software package.

And if you do want to allow your software to be linked with non-free 
software, you can use the LGPL instead of the GPL.  It requires that the 
free library be propagated freely, while allowing the software that 
links to it to be proprietary.

Barry Margolin,
Arlington, MA
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