[kepler-dev] [Bug 3196] - Find/Change license on gpl/lgpl code

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Fri Apr 4 14:54:54 PDT 2008


------- Comment #3 from cxh at eecs.berkeley.edu  2008-04-04 14:54 -------
I might be confused, but I thought that LGPL code was ok to include
because it is non-viral
"Another GNU license is the GNU Library General Public License now known
 as the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). We try to avoid packages
 that have this license, but we on occasion we have included them with
 Ptolemy II. The LGPL license is less strict than the GPL - the LGPL
 permits linking with other packages without encumbering the other package."

BTW - Ptolemy II includes LGPL code such as the java classes
used by the backtracking facility.  The backtracking code is
not used by Kepler.

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