[Haskell-cafe] LGPL libraries

Udo Stenzel u.stenzel at web.de
Tue Mar 6 04:31:41 EST 2007

Neil Mitchell wrote:
> As others have said though, I wouldn't worry overly about it. The
> whole concept of static linking being wrong, but dynamic linking being
> fine, when you can flip between the modes just by changing compiler,
> is just silly. You don't infringe (or uninfringe) copyright with a
> command line flag.

But you do infringe copyright by shipping a program including an LGPL'd
library in such a way that the user cannot easily exchange said library
for a newer version, thereby violating the LGPL in letter as well as in
spirit.  (Duncan should have chosen another license if he intended to
allow Gtk2Hs being linked to proprietary software and then distributed.)

The Turing test is turning out not to be a test of artificial
intelligence, but of human stupidity.
	-- seen on slashdot.org
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