[cairo] Why is Cairomm GPL only?

Carlo Wood carlo at alinoe.com
Thu Sep 18 09:15:01 PDT 2008

On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 06:05:58PM +0300, Hakki Dogusan wrote:
> I may be misreading it but, at
> http://www.cairographics.org/cairomm/ it says:
> License
> cairomm is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under 
> the terms of the GNU Library General Public License as published by the 

The "GNU Library General Public License" is the LGPL.
In the beginning the first L stood for 'Library' because it
was considered to be only useful for libraries. Later it
was changed into 'Lesser' with the idea that it is less free
(as in Richard Stallman's idea of free).

Carlo Wood <carlo at alinoe.com>

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