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Re: Granite Licenseing
On 2013-01-20 23:50, Duong H. Nguyen wrote:
> El 01/19/2013 08:53 PM, Fabian Thoma escribió:
> > Hi Guys,
> > it was brought to my attention that the Licensing in Granite is
> > inconsistent and varies between GPL and LGPL, which means
> > commercial projects will not be able to use Granite, so can we
> > please finally move it to full LGPL as we discussed about the
> > Licenses of Libraries ages ago?
> For clarification, paid or non-paid applications have nothing to do
> with GPL. You can *commercially* release any of your GPL-ed products.
> Also, like the GPL, the LGPL does *not* allow one to make a product
> proprietary, just allow proprietary software to *link* to free (not
> about price) software.
Proprietary and non-GPL applications can use LGPL libraries.
Commerical products are typically not GPL, thus cannot use GPL libraries
Yes, it is possible to develop commerically and fully GPL. But that's a
minority. If GTK+ were to switch from LGPL to GPL it would cause most
proprietary applications to move to Qt.