[Matroska-general] License Form for TCME

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at britannica.bec.de
Fri Jan 30 16:09:23 CET 2004


On Fri, Jan 30, 2004 at 03:35:44PM +0100, Christian HJ Wiesner wrote:
> The L-GPL makes us compatible with practically any OSS project under the 
> sun. Thats great. On the other hand, it would also allow commercial apps 
> to use libmatroska for free, as long as they stick to the rules for 
> using L-GPL libs in closed software, i.e. :
> - They distribute the library sourcecode, as well as modifications they 
> made to it to be able to use it, together with their program

Well, they must provide modifications under the LGPL and hand out the
code on request.

> - They create object files which will allow the user of their software 
> to update the library by themselves

This is only true for statically linking. Most apps are dynamically
linked anyway.

Joerg

> Christian



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