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OT: LGPL made simple?



*sigh*, why are licence agreements so hard to understand?

What does this mean bit mean in section 6 (particularly the last bit)?

As an exception to the Sections above, you may also combine or
link a "work that uses the Library" with the Library to produce a
work containing portions of the Library, and distribute that work
under terms of your choice, provided that the terms permit
modification of the work for the customer's own use and reverse
engineering for debugging such modifications.

Given that it says this:

    b) Use a suitable shared library mechanism for linking with the
    Library.  A suitable mechanism is one that (1) uses at run time a
    copy of the library already present on the user's computer system,
    rather than copying library functions into the executable, and (2)
    will operate properly with a modified version of the library, if
    the user installs one, as long as the modified version is
    interface-compatible with the version that the work was made with.


Can I do the following:

Distribute a closed source program that dynamically links to an lgpl
library (a win32 dll in this case). I would want to distribute a copy
of the dll with the application. The above subsection reads as though
the library must get to the user's computer in some other way. Is this
the case?

Opening the source is not an option at the company where I work.

cheers

dc

-- 
David Purton
dcpurton@chariot.net.au

If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand?
					Psalm 130:3



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