[Haskell-cafe] LGPL libraries

Alex Queiroz asandroq at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 19:55:31 EST 2007


On 3/5/07, Duncan Coutts <duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> If you're really worried (but I wouldn't be) then do recall that the
> static linking thing only requires that the end user be able to relink
> with a different version that preserves the same ABI. So you don't have
> to provide source for your closed source app, you'd just need to provide
> all the .o / .a files you need to link together to produce your final
> program. So it's a bit of a hassle but it does meet the requirements of
> the LGPL and allows a closed source app.

     Yeah,  was pĺanning to send an object file with the application
to allow relinking. I was just curious about the LGPL because GHC
always links everything statically. Thanks for the thorough answer!


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