[cairo] Pango License

James Cloos cloos at jhcloos.com
Thu Dec 16 10:36:56 PST 2010

>>>>> "PC" == Peter Clifton <pcjc2 at cam.ac.uk> writes:

PC> 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.

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

And that is the reason for the clause.

James Cloos <cloos at jhcloos.com>         OpenPGP: 1024D/ED7DAEA6

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