[cairo] Cairo and static linking

Michael Sweet mike at easysw.com
Thu Dec 8 14:19:50 PST 2005

Carl Worth wrote:
> On Thu, 08 Dec 2005 12:30:26 -0500, Michael Sweet wrote:
>> That said, FLTK is distributed under the LGPL, with exceptions that
>> allow for static linking against an unmodified library.  This was
>> done specifically for commercial vendors and in cases where the use
>> of shared libraries is not practical (i.e. embedded platforms)
>> I *think* that the MPL license terms are compatible with this, but
>> as I have less experience with the MPL I'd like to get confirmation
>> before we proceed further.
> Ah, license compatibility, what "fun"... :)
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 > ...

Thanks for the thorough answer!  It sounds like FLTK's LGPL +
exceptions and Cairo's MPL licenses will satisfy our embedded and
commercial users/developers, so we'll move forward on testing to see
if FLTK + Cairo will work as well as I think it will.

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Publishing Software        http://www.easysw.com

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