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Re: Library License



On Fri, 23 Mar 2012, Karl Schmidt wrote:

> There is a very easy solution to all this - use the LGPL for anything 
> that gets distributed with kicad and don't think or talk about it any 
> more. - Ever.

An LGPL work distributed and intended only to work with a GPL work is
derivative of the GPL work (according to the license's own definitions)
and the entirety is therefore subject to the GPL.

So, why fool anyone into thinking that LGPL applies to anything in Kicad?

Besides, what do you care?  Copyright certainly does not apply to printed
circuit boards or designs in the US...


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