[cairo] Why is Cairomm GPL only?

Hakki Dogusan dogusanh at tr.net
Thu Sep 18 15:05:12 PDT 2008


Carlo Wood wrote:
> 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).
> http://www.opensource.org/licenses/lgpl-license.php

Thanks for explanation.

(Funny thing is, in my private message to Asko, before claiming that it 
is GPL, I re-checked the site, read license, missed 'Library' one more 
time :) Sorry, Asko!)

Hakki Dogusan

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