On Wed, Apr 04, 2012 at 08:59:57PM +0200, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > Dear developers, > > I would like to ask you whether I am allowed to use libapt-pkg/ > libapt-inst (c++ lib) for my software, > which won't be licensed under the GNU GPL (at least in the next 1-2 > years). libapt would be linked dynamically (*.so). > > Am I allowed to do this? I'm sorry for not understanding the GPL > correctly and hope for some replies. You must license your work in a license compatible to the GPL, so that it can be distributed under the terms of the GPL. In short, you can use any license that does not impose more restrictions than the GPL. This definitely means it must be free software, and effectively GPL. You should find all information you need at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/. -- Julian Andres Klode - Debian Developer, Ubuntu Member See http://wiki.debian.org/JulianAndresKlode and http://jak-linux.org/.
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