[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [avr-libc-dev] avr-lib-c-extentions library

From: Joerg Wunsch
Subject: Re: [avr-libc-dev] avr-lib-c-extentions library
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2008 20:11:40 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.11

As Weddington, Eric wrote:

> You're going to have to back up your claims on this one. I have
> never seen, nor heard of such a limitation.

It's also what I recall from my last reading of the LGPL (which has
arguably been quite some time ago).  The official reasoning for the
requirement to ship relocatable object files is so that the user would
be able to link against a more recent version of the LGPL'ed library.

Needless to say, for a few-KiB embedded device, the requirement to
ship object code to your customers would render any effort like lock
bits completely useless.

> FYI, the libgcc library that ships with GCC, and many times gets
> linked into your AVR application, is licensed as LGPL.

No, it's plain GPL but since somehow they noticed that the full
emforcement of the GPL rules for a library like that one would drive
many people away from using GCC, they added a special clause that
waives the requirement of giving away your own source code for just
linking against it.  The GPL requirements only apply if you modify the
libgcc code itself.  So in essence, it's probably largely the same as
with the CDDL.

cheers, J"org               .-.-.   --... ...--   -.. .  DL8DTL

http://www.sax.de/~joerg/                        NIC: JW11-RIPE
Never trust an operating system you don't have sources for. ;-)

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]