May 25, 2001

Advocating LGPL for Libraries

Author: JT Smith

From an article at Advogato.org: "... I find it necessary to criticize those who would stretch the power of copyright to
restrict the use of a copylefted software library. I am 100% behind the right of the copyright holder to control the
creation and dissemination of clearly derivative works. But simply using a library as is, and abiding to the terms for
that piece of an aggregrate work should in no way impact the larger work. We would boycott such behavior from
Microsoft, why encourage it for anyone else?"

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