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- Subject: [eigen] Re: [gnu.org #544584] Re: Statically linking to a library that uses a LGPL template library
- From: Benoit Jacob <jacob.benoit.1@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 09:49:55 -0400
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2010/5/3 Yoni Rabkin via RT <licensing@xxxxxxx>:
> Please accept our apologies for the delay in getting back to you. We
> rely on volunteer effort and often have difficulties keeping up with
> the demand for our expertise.
Then here are two things you could do:
- expand your FAQ / documentation; or
- simplify your licenses.
Indeed the question I was asking has been asked several times by my users.
Fortunately I think I've been able to figure it out, see:
I'm interested in any comment you might have on this interpretation.
>> Hi List,
>> I have a question.
>> Suppose that X is a LGPLv3-licensed headers-only C++ template library.
>> Suppose that Y is a BSD-licensed C++ binary library that uses X by
>> #including its headers, following Section 3 of the LGPLv3.
>> Suppose that Z is a proprietary application that statically links to Y.
>> My question is, does the LGPL license extend to Z?
>> I hope that no.
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We are a free software project, not even accepting donations, so our
financial resources are zero.
I don't see a problem with the FSF offering paid consulting services
on its licenses, as long of course as it doesn't constitute a conflict
of interest against simplifying these licenses and/or documenting them
> If you do not want to pay for this service, I suggest you carefully
> review the resources we provide about licensing at
> and refer to your legal
(already addressed that misunderstanding).
> Thank you
> I am not a lawyer, the above is not legal advice
> Regards, Yoni Rabkin