[Haskell-cafe] LGPL libraries

Alec Berryman alec at thened.net
Mon Mar 5 23:47:50 EST 2007

brad clawsie on 2007-03-05 20:30:24 -0800:

> > (3) The GPL has never been tested in court
> http://www.fsf.org/news/wallace-vs-fsf
> note that during this thread there was a note from a contributor
> to promise to not sue a potentially infriging use. you should be
> careful of such promises, particularly considering that some fsf
> licenses include copyright assignment...

No FSF licenses include, demand, or require copyright assignment.  The
FSF encourages developers assign them the copyright to pieces of free
software for the reasons enumerated in the link you mentioned, but this
assignment is not a requirement for using the GPL or LGPL.  Case in
point: the Linux kernel.

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