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Re: [flamebait] Lesser GPL

Navindra Umanee <navindra@cs.mcgill.ca> wrote:
> 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.

If we do this, I'd like to see us coordinate with the FSF and the
library authors.

> 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.



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