[cairo] Pango License

Peter Clifton pcjc2 at cam.ac.uk
Wed Dec 15 17:09:52 PST 2010

On Wed, 2010-12-15 at 16:57 -0800, Bill Spitzak wrote:

> Personally I feel the LGPL restrictions are not only painful, they serve 
> no useful purpose and are actually counter productive. For any 
> non-system library the ability to replace the library with a new version 
> is useless if that new version does not have the same ABI. And it is 
> very rare that a program can take advantage of new features of the 
> library unless the program is recompiled. So the end user gets nothing, 
> and the developer is discouraged from using the library, which hurts the 
> developers of the library by decreasing it's appeal.

Importantly though, it does allow the user to modify / bug-fix the LGPL
library part of the system, even if they aren't afforded the rights to
do so with other parts of the code.

Peter Clifton

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