[MPlayer-users] Mplayer as a shared library
D Richard Felker III
dalias at aerifal.cx
Thu Nov 7 20:48:03 CET 2002
On Thu, Nov 07, 2002 at 08:17:48PM +0100, Arpi wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> > I don't understand. What are legal reasons for not linking to the shared
> > library? I thought GPL allows that. Otherwise, how do projects that rely
> > on GNOME or similar GPL projects exist?
> imho gnome is not gpl, at least libgtk is LGPL
> and afaik GPL does not allow linking to non-GPL apps.
Sure it does, as long as the linked code is also distributed under the
GPL (or equivalently, distributed under terms less restrictive than
GPL, such as LGPL, BSD (without advert clause), MIT, or public
domain). What it does not allow is actually distributing the GPL code
under a less restrictive license such as BSD, but i dont think thats
the idea here.
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