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Re: Library License



On Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 12:10 AM, Brian F. G. Bidulock
<bidulock@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Karl,
> 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.

This is not an easy statement to read (for me) but it does not seem
true, kicad lib components is not a kicad derivative work. Why
couldn't  lib components be distributed under a difference licence?

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

not sure what you mean.

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

not sure what you mean or not sure whether anybody's country of
citizenship is relevant here.


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