[Pipet Devel] GPL/LGPL issues

J.W. Bizzaro jeff at bioinformatics.org
Mon Sep 11 19:20:16 EDT 2000

Jean-Marc Valin wrote:
> It's not as simple as that. You can link a closed-source program with an LGPL
> library, but whether you can link the library (libdata-flow) to a closed source
> plugin (library) is unclear. Remember that although libkdeui was LGPL, you still
> couldn't link it to Qt when it was QPL (at least not within the KDE context).

You can link a program to a closed-source library if you specifically permit
it.  The problem with KDE was that they never specifically permitted linking
to Qt.

J.W. Bizzaro                                           jeff at bioinformatics.org
Director, Bioinformatics.org: The Open Lab     http://bioinformatics.org/~jeff
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