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Many thanks for your answer. Reading the LGPL3 text I had come to a
similar conclusion, but it definitively is useful to have your informed
On Thu, 7 Feb 2008, Brett Smith via RT wrote:
>> I would like to know if the LGPLv3 can be suitable for a C++ pure
>> template library, where all the code is in headers?
> Shane Coughlan from FSF Europe passed your question on to me. Thanks
> for asking about this.
> LGPLv3 is perfectly suited for C++ template libraries. This is mostly
> thanks to section 3, which addresses exactly this sort of case. When
> application developers use such header files whose materials are
> incorporated directly into the object code, they only need to provide
> notice that they're using your library, and include a copy of LGPLv3
> with their application. Thus, there's no longer the technology mismatch
> that the libstdc++ licensing FAQ discusses about LGPLv2.1.
> I hope this addresses your concerns. If you have further questions,
> please feel free to contact us.
> Best regards,
> Brett Smith
> Licensing Compliance Engineer, Free Software Foundation