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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] Update to COPYING.LIB to latest LGPLv2.1 copy



On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 04:38:34PM -0600, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 05/14/2013 03:02 AM, Christophe Fergeau wrote:
> > I can send a patch removing that bit from configure.ac and adding a GPLv2
> > COPYING  file, however
> > - this is the first time I hear about such a requirement for LGPLv2
> >   licensed-code
> 
> The Free Software Foundation says:
> 
> https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-howto.html
> 
> "You should also include a copy of the license itself somewhere in the
> distribution of your program. All programs, whether they are released
> under the GPL or LGPL, should include the text version of the GPL. In
> GNU programs the license is usually in a file called COPYING.
> 
> "If you are releasing your program under the LGPL, you should also
> include the text version of the LGPL, usually in a file called
> COPYING.LESSER. Please note that, since the LGPL is a set of additional
> permissions on top of the GPL, it's important to include both licenses
> so users have all the materials they need to understand their rights."
> 
> > I don't think we need to make any changes to ship a copy of the GPL along
> > COPYING.LIB.
> 
> That's where I think we've been wrong in the past.  I'll work up a patch.

Ah I agree with you now, I had a look through the FAQ before sending this
email looking for this kind of info and missed it :) Thanks for the
explanation!

Christophe

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