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[Gcl-devel] Re: GCL licence

From: Sam Steingold
Subject: [Gcl-devel] Re: GCL licence
Date: 04 Jun 2003 10:23:19 -0400
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> * In message <address@hidden>
> * On the subject of "GCL licence"
> * Sent on Mon, 2 Jun 2003 13:24:19 +1000
> * Honorable "Mike Thomas" <address@hidden> writes:
> Our Savannah developer web site:
>   http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/gcl/
> states that GCL is licenced under GPL2 or greater, whereas we
> distribute the text of LGPL 2 with GCL source (and with the Windows
> 2.5.2 binary).  This conforms with our home page:
>   http://www.gnu.org/software/gcl/
> I think that the Savannah licence reference might need to be clarified.

If I understand correctly and GCL can link with GNU readline, then GCL
must be covered by the GNU GPL2 (since readline is under GPL).

This is the specific difference between GPL and LGPL: liking with a GPL
library makes your program GPLed.

Please see
for details.

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