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Re: LGPL v3 compatibilty



On Sat, 14 Jul 2007 21:56:27 -0700 (PDT) Walter Landry wrote:

> Francesco Poli <frx@firenze.linux.it> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2 Jul 2007 12:31:13 -0400 Anthony Towns wrote:
> > 
> > [...]
> > > Note that _if_ we do stick to the view we've taken up until now,
> > > when we have a LGPLv3 only glibc in the archive, we'll no longer
> > > be able to distribute GPLv2-only compiled executables.
> > 
> > Unless the GPLv2-only work copyright holder(s) add(s) a special
> > exception, similar to the one needed to link with the OpenSSL
> > library, right?
> > 
> > This scenario is worrying me...  :-(
> 
> Is this going to be a problem for the kernel?  It is definitely not
> going to go to GPLv3.

Is the Linux kernel linked with any LGPL'd work?
AFAIUI, it is not, so no problem for the kernel.

The problem arises whenever a work under the GPLv2 (only) is linked with
a work under the LGPLv3.


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