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Re: Draft Debian-legal summary of the LGPL

* Henning Makholm:

> Well, exactly in the LGPL case we don't need to scrutinize the entire
> license. We can do with noticing that any work covered by the LGPL is
> effectively dual-licensed with pure GPL, so the freedom of the former
> follows from freedom of the latter.

Linking with GPL-incompatible libraries could mean that we can't
exercise the GPL option, so it's not that simple, I think.

> A detailed analysis of the GPL might be an interesting exercise. But
> I'm afraid that it has several points where our best argument that it
> is free is that it is explicitly grandfathered by the DFSG.

And if the GPL fails the DFSG, that's a bug in the DFSG anyway. 8-)

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