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Re: LGPL project with EPL dependency

On Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:17:47 +0200 Daniel Pocock wrote:

Hello Daniel,

> I understand that Eclipse Public License (EPL) v1.0 is not GPL compatible.

Correct and confirmed by the FSF license list:

> This suggests that EPL is LGPL-3 compatible:
> https://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2010/03/msg00017.html

If you are talking about dynamic linking (a program or a library with a
library), then I think that the GNU LGPL poses very few conditions on
the other side of the linking relationship.
See section 4 of the GNU LGPL v3 or section 6 of the GNU LGPL v2.1.
I think an EPL-licensed work may be safely linked with an LGPL-licensed

If you are instead talking about mixing EPL-licensed code with
LGPL-licensed code, that is a completely different case.

> What about LGPL-2.1?

Unless I am misinterpreting something, the outcome should be basically
the same as with the GNU LGPL v3: linking with an EPL-licensed work is

I hope my quick answer helps.

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