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Re: OT: LGPL made simple?



David Purton writes:
> why are licence agreements so hard to understand?

Because the law is hard to understand.

> Can I do the following:

> Distribute a closed source program that dynamically links to an lgpl
> library (a win32 dll in this case).

Of course.  That is what every other closed source program out there does.

> 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?

No.  The library will be already present on the user's machine at run time,
which is what they mean.  It doesn't matter that the user got it from you.

You do, of course, have to supply source for the library.
-- 
John Hasler
john@dhh.gt.org (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI



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