[flamebait] Lesser GPL
Montreal Tue Feb 2 13:54:50 1999
Have you guys seen RMS's article yet?
Now consider the fact that the LGPL has a backdoor in it and allows
you to convert the work to GPL. Debian could select LesserGPL'ed
libraries that fit RMS's criterion and start converting them to GPL!
Debian should, of course, formalize the criteria for converting LGPL
libraries to GPL before proceeding.
Debian is in a particular good position for redistributing LGPL'ed
work as GPL. (although this may result in forks) Alternatively, GNU
could make a 100% pure GNU/OS fork on its own.