[Haskell-cafe] Re: LGPL libraries

Stefan Monnier monnier at iro.umontreal.ca
Tue Mar 6 13:51:39 EST 2007

>     Gtk2Hs and HDBC are both LGPL licensed, but aren't they always
> static linked? Is there a way to use them in closed-source programs?

Of course, just read the LGPL again.  It doesn't prevent use of
static-linking.  It's a bit long and verbose with odd-sounding rationales,
but all it really says is that you should make sure that the LGPL'd part of
your application can be modified by the end user.  Dynamic linking is the
easiest way to get that result, but it's not the only one.


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